KATHERINE BORST JONES
THE MIRIAM & BERNARD YENKIN CHAIR
Katherine Borst Jones, co-principal, is a founding member of ProMusica Chamber Orchestra. Professor of Flute and head of orchestral instruments at The Ohio State University since 1985, she was awarded the Distinguished Teacher award in 1995 and the Distinguished Scholar award in 2008. In 1976 she founded the Flute Workshop, a summer program for high school students, now in its fortieth year at Ohio State. Ms. Jones is a founding member of the flute, viola, harp trio, COSMOS, www.cosmostrio.org, (with ProMusica musicians Mary Harris and Jeanne Norton) which has commissioned and premiered pieces by Libby Larsen, Andrew Boysen, Donald Harris, Stephen Main, Stephen Paulus and Dale Warland. She is also a member of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and principal flute of the New Sousa Band which has toured extensively is this country, China and Japan. She has served the National Flute Association as program chair, and performer and president twice and received the 2012 Distinguished Service Award. She has performed and taught across the United States as well as in Europe, Russia, Japan and China where she is Visiting Professor at the Shenyang Conservatory of Music.
Kathy has recorded for CRI, d’Note and Summit recordings and published with Southern Texas Music Company. Her recording with harpist, Jeanne Norton, Paradise is available.