Title: Professor of Violin
Specialty: Performance, Strings, Violin
Web Page: http://music.asu.edu
Violinist Katherine McLin enjoys an extremely varied and prolific performing career as a concerto soloist, recitalist, and chamber and orchestral musician. Since her debut with the Oregon Symphony at the age of fifteen, Dr. McLin has made over 40 appearances as soloist with orchestras across the country. Appearances since 2008 include the Bach Double Concerto with Ani Kafavian and the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Ohio, the North American premier of Hans Gal’s Violin Concerto with the Musica Nova Orchestra of Scottsdale, Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy with the Tempe Symphony Orchestra, and the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Parkway Concert Orchestra of Boston, MA.
A member of the McLin/Campbell Duo with pianist Andrew Campbell and Trio del Sol (with Robert Spring, clarinetist, and Campbell), Dr. McLin performs extensively throughout the United States and abroad. She has served as a featured performer in numerous national and international conferences, including the International Schoenberg Conference (2005), National MTNA (Music Teacher’s National Association) Conference in Salt Lake City (2003), the IPAC (International Percussive Arts Conference) in Columbus, OH (2002), SEAMUS (Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the US) in Tempe (2003), and the IDRS (International Double Reed Society) Conference in Tempe (1997).
Dr. McLin appears on 14 compact disc recordings under the Summit, Centaur, and Opus One labels and has four additional releases pending for 2010-11. Her most recent project Beau Soir, a disc of French violin/piano duo music with Andrew Campbell, was released on the Summit Records label in 2010 and was a KBAQ CD of the week in February. Additionally, Dr. McLin’s live and recorded performances have been broadcast on NPR’s Performance Today, NYC’s WQXR (Bob Sherman’s “Listening Room” program), and local radio stations throughout the country.
A frequent guest recitalist and clinician, Dr. McLin gave the featured Pre-College Violin Master Class at the 2008 National American String Teacher’s Association Conference in NM. She has presented master classes at over 50 music schools across the country and abroad, including the University of Michigan, Trinity College (London), North Carolina School for the Arts, Boston University, Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Oklahoma, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Kansas, University of Oregon, University of Georgia, University of Kentucky, West Virginia University, Texas Christian University, and University of Miami, to name a few.
Dr. McLin currently serves as Concertmaster of the Columbus ProMusica Orchestra in Ohio, and in the past has served as Concertmaster of the Brevard Music Center Orchestra, the Michigan Sinfonietta, and the Aspen Sinfonia Orchestra, and Principal Second Violin of the Michigan Opera Theater Orchestra.
Dr. McLin received her doctorate in violin performance from the University of Michigan as a student of Paul Kantor. She holds additional performance degrees from Indiana University and the Oberlin College Conservatory, and for three years was an orchestral fellowship recipient at the Aspen Music Festival. Her former teachers include Franco Gulli, Josef Gingold, and Kathleen Winkler.
A committed and passionate teacher, Dr. McLin won the 2004 Distinguished Teacher Award for the College of Fine Arts at Arizona State University, chosen from over 170 faculty, and was a finalist for the 2007 university-wide ASU Professor of the Year award. Former students of Dr.McLin’s include members of Barrage, the Quebec, Phoenix, Tucson, and Flint Symphony Orchestras, Concertmaster of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Assistant Concertmaster of the Seoul National Symphony, Principal Second of the Augusta Symphony Orchestra, and faculty members of Mercer University, Georgia Southern University, BYU-Idaho, Westminster College (PA), Southeastern College (FL), and Grove City College (PA). Her students have been prizewinners and finalists in the Stradivarius International Competition, MTNA National Competition, and ASTA National Solo Competition, among others. Graduates have gone on to performance programs at the Juilliard School, Cleveland Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music, and the University of Michigan, to name a few and have performed in as diverse settings as soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, touring with rap artist Kanye West, and recording with John Tesh. Her students regularly participate in summer festivals such as Aspen, Blossum, Tanglewood, Meadowmount, NRO, Chautauqua, and Brevard.
Dr. McLin plays on a 1734 Sanctus Seraphin violin, on loan from an anonymous foundation.