Kathryn White currently teaches a Music Appreciation class at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
Along with her teaching responsibilities at UNCP, she has also taught classes in music history and bibliography at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in Bloomington, where she recently completed her doctorate in musicology. In her dissertation, Ms. White explores the influence of American vernacular popular song upon the late nineteenth century chamber works of George Whitefield Chadwick.
Ms. White received her degrees from the University of Michigan (BMA in music history and German) and Indiana University (MA and Ph.D. in musicology). Before completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan, she studied viola performance at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. Throughout her undergraduate career, Ms. White studied with Matthew Michelic and Yizhak Schotten and was an active member in chamber ensembles and orchestras, including the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra and Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra. Her interests outside of playing include writing about music, and she is the program notes annotator for the International Chamber Artists in Chicago (www.icamusic.org). She has also written opera notes for the Indiana University Opera Theater. She enjoys all types of music—from string quartets and symphonies to parlor ballads, ragtime, jazz, Motown, and hip hop—and she consistently encourages her students to broaden their musical horizons.
Originally from Michigan, she loves to travel and to read a variety of material, especially poetry, political commentary, and recipes. She listens to podcasts almost every day and adores Garrison Keillor and Car Talk. In addition, she is a fan of cooking and a variety of exercise. She is an avid yoga enthusiast and enjoys yoga as both a student and as a teacher, having received her certification in 2011.
Updated: Tuesday, January 15, 2013
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