Katherine Emeneth

certified private instructor

Dr. Katherine Emeneth is an enthusiastic performer, collaborator, clinician, pedagogue, and teacher with a passion for outreach and sharing music with new audiences.

Katherine Emeneth’s professional performances include both solo and ensemble appearances with the Hilton Head Island Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Collaborative Orchestra, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, Washington-Idaho Symphony Orchestra, Gwinnett Ballet Orchestra, Puget Sound Symphony, University of Washington Baroque Orchestra, Augusta Symphony Orchestra, Conservatorio d’Alessandria Chamber Orchestra, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, and the Bay View Music Festival Orchestra among others. In 2015 she competed in the Gheorghe Dima International Music Competition in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. As one of two Americans

selected for the finals of this competition, she competed with some of the world’s top flutists. She has also been a finalist or prize winner in the Atlanta Flute Club’s Young Artist Competition, the Philadelphia Flute Society’s Young Artist Competition, the Byron Hester Young Artist Competition, and the Domey/Gillespie Young Artist Competition. Most recently, Katherine Emeneth completed a performing tour in Germany where she performed cross-disciplinary recitals of solo flute repertoire in ancient churches of small villages. Current projects include developing a chamber ensemble in Atlanta called The Kitchen Sync. This ensemble will commission compositions from area composers and perform programs of diverse and cross-genre music. The ensemble's programs are highly interactive with a strong educational agenda.

Katherine Emeneth’s expertise and enthusiasm for rigorous flute pedagogy balances with a style that is engaging and encompassing the whole person. In her studio and online class, she creates an all-encompassing curriculum that includes the balance of traditional flute studies with music theory, history, world music, active listening analysis, composition, and improvisation.

As a dedicated educator, Katherine Emeneth is a co-founder of the Flutissimo! Summer Flute Workshop at the University of Georgia. She also created Seattle SummerFlute, a summer workshop for young flute students in Seattle. Katherine has presented workshops and performances at the National Flute Association Convention, Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention, Mid-South Flute Festival, Music By Women Festival, Kentucky Flute Festival, Seattle Flute Society, and at colleges and universities. Her workshops on the “The Entrepreneurial Flutist” are the most sought after. She currently serves at the Membership Committee Chair of the National Flute Association. She is the lead teacher and curriculum developer for the flute lessons course of Educational Advantage; the first online high school that offers high school credit for taking music lessons. Katherine Emeneth has served on the faculty of the University of Washington. She currently teaches at Georgia Gwinnett College where she won the 2017 Outstanding Teaching Award. Katherine Emeneth holds degrees from the University of Georgia and the University of Washington.

Teaching Style

I make lessons as much fun and informative as possible! My personal goal for students is to feel comfortable and receptive to information during lessons. I expect students to practice daily so that we can achieve as much as possible during each lesson. I have also found that by holding students to high expectations from the beginning, they will excel much faster and flute lessons become even more rewarding. I, in turn, provide support, insight, and serve as a coach, mentor, and creative guide. By working together, we achieve the student’s goals and aspirations. Even though I keep standards high, flute lessons are always fun and entertaining (often making use of cartoons or jokes). Students should be ready to work hard. Cultivating and nurturing each student’s individual artistic gifts through an intensive and organized course of study challenges him or her to pursue excellence. In applied flute lessons, this course of study includes developing the highest level of tonal, technical, expressive, performance, communicative, and interpersonal skills. Lessons are dedicated to refining tonal and technical skills as well as artistic study through standard flute repertoire of all periods and cultures. Performance skills are balanced with music theory, history, composition, and improvisation exercises and assignments. I especially enjoy serving as a mentor to students. Music lessons provide a gateway to personal development by having someone to work with each week who holds you accountable for not only your lesson material, but also for organization and keeping a schedule.