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Katherine McLin

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Area: Music
Category: Faculty
Title: Professor of Violin
Office: MUSIC-E451
Phone: 480.727.8377
Fax: 480.965.2659
Specialty: Performance, Strings, Violin
E-mail: k.mclin@asu.edu
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 80 appearances as soloist with orchestras across the country. Appearances since 2012 include the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with Symphony of the West Valley, the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Tempe Symphony Orchestra and the Piazzolla Four Seasons with the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Ohio. Upcoming concerto performances in the 2013–14 season include Joel Puckett’s Short Stories with the University of Michigan Wind Ensemble, Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with the Scottsdale Philharmonic and Haydn Sinfonia Concertante with the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra.

As a member of the McLin/Campbell Duo with pianist Andrew Campbell and frequent chamber music collaborator with colleagues around the world, 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 Double Reed Society (2011 and 1997), International Clarinet Association (2011), International Schoenberg Conference (2005), National MTNA (Music Teacher’s National Association) Conference (2003), IPAC (International Percussive Arts Conference) (2002) and SEAMUS (Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the US) (2003).

Dr. McLin appears on 19 compact disc recordings under the Summit, Centaur and Opus One labels. 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 the BBC, Quebec, English National Opera, Phoenix, Tucson, Knoxville, Kingston and ProMusica Orchestras among others, Concertmaster of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Assistant Concertmasters of the Memphis Symphony and Seoul National Symphony, Principal Second of the Augusta Symphony Orchestra and faculty members of Georgia Southern University, National Taitung University (Taiwan), Mercer University, BYU-Idaho, Westminster College (PA), Southeastern College (FL) and Grove City College (PA), as well as members of the alternative styles touring groups Barrage and Feast. Her students have been prizewinners and finalists in the Stradivarius International Competition, International Schmidbauer Young Artist Competition, International Brahms Competition, MTNA National Competition, ASTA National Solo Competition and American Protégé Competition, among others. Graduates have gone on to performance programs at the Juilliard School, Indiana University, Rice University Shepherd School of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, Eastman School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Royal Academy 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.

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