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Katrina Wreede

CountryUnited States of America
OccupationComposer, Performer, Teacher
CategoriesClassical, Jazz, Other

Katrina Wreede, composer, clinician, and violist, has been a professional symphony musician, a jazz violist, a member of the ground-breaking Turtle Island String Quartet, a concert soloist, a belly dancer, a police finger-printer, a strolling, rhinestone-studded “continental” violinist for royalty, a non-denominational wedding officiant, a player of Italian, Tango Nuevo, Persian, and Roma music and a composer for soloists, chamber ensembles, orchestras, film, and dance. Her compositions are performed internationally by chamber ensembles and orchestras, including the Ahn Trio, David Parsons Dance Troupe, the Omaha Symphony, Boston Chamber Orchestra, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, and Orchestra Rosario in Argentina. The sheet music for most of her music is available for purchase.

She is a founding faculty member of the John Adams Young Composer Program and taught composition to exceptional youth for the American Composers Forum starting in 1998. She conducts clinics around the US, including “My Goldfish Died”-blues for strings, and “Composing Together”- a collaborative classroom composition project, at K-12 schools, colleges, conservatories, and professional conferences.

Her solo CD, “Add Viola and Stir”, which features her own jazz and "California Eclectic: classical chamber works, was released in Dec. 2010.

Katrina Wreede