KATHERINE DEJONGH

PRINCIPAL

THE DANA NAVIN SCHULTZ CHAIR

 

Katherine DeJongh, Principal Flutist with the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, enjoys a versatile career as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, recording artist, and teacher. She has appeared as a recitalist on concert series including Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess, New York’s Bruno Walter Hall at Lincoln Center, Cleveland Museum of Art, Stan Hywet Hall, and Music from the Western Reserve, and has presented masterclasses at the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, Cairo Conservatory in Egypt, and Taegu Conservatory in Korea. Concerto appearances include performances with the Polish National Chamber Orchestra, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, Podlasie Philharmonic Orchestra of Poland, National Repertory Orchestra, Olsztyn State Symphony of Poland, Shenandoah Symphony, Morphing Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Canton Symphony, Wooster Symphony, and Music Academy of the West Symphony. Ms. DeJongh’s premier concerto CD, Twentieth Century Works for Flute and Orchestra can be heard on Centaur Records, as well as her most recent release, Duo Concertos for Alto Saxophone, Flute, and Orchestra. Additional recordings include Concerto No. 1 for flute and orchestra by Krzesimir Dębski on Koch International, and Neo-Ragtime on Centaur. Additional orchestral collaborations include substitute performances as principal flutist with the Baltimore Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Toledo Symphony, Akron Symphony, Youngstown Symphony, Erie Philharmonic, Wheeling Symphony, Blossom Festival Orchestra, Cleveland Pops, and within the flute sections of the Cleveland Orchestra and the North Carolina Symphony. Ms. DeJongh resides in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition to her position with PMCO, she is Principal Flutist with the Canton Symphony. She is on faculty at Case Western Reserve University and The Cleveland Institute of Music, where she also serves as Chair of Winds and Brass for the Preparatory Department. Prior faculty positions include Interlochen Arts Camp, College of Wooster, and Hiram College. Ms. DeJongh received her M.M. from the Cleveland Institute of Music, B.M. from the University of Illinois, and is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy.

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