Catherine Colquhoun

Catherine Colquhoun has been playing the violin since third grade. She began cello studies in ninth grade with Ingrid DeMilo. Ms. Colquhoun participated in the C.W. Post Chamber Music Festival from 2006-2009, where she performed with various chamber ensembles and with the Festival Chamber Orchestra.  She concurrently served as Administrative Assistant to the Directors.  Ms. Colquhoun was appointed tenure in the Westbury School District where she teaches orchestra in grades 6-8.  Prior to teaching, Ms. Colquhoun received her Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the Hartt School, University of Hartford in 2008. She received her Master of Science in Music Education from Queens College in June 2011.  Ms. Colquhoun was interviewed in 2008 by The Strad about the Music Education program at the Hartt School.  An active musician, Ms. Colquhoun performs regularly with the North Shore Symphony Orchestra where she has previously served as their Orchestral Librarian and was recently appointed to the position of Associate Concertmaster. Ms. Colquhoun remains actively involved with the Long Island String Festival Association, co-chairing the Nassau Elementary Orchestra, and serving as Nassau Secondary Vice President. Ms. Colquhoun attended workshops and master classes at Duquesne University, studying with some of the great eclectic styles artists, including: Julie Lyonn Lieberman, Matt Turner, Randy Sabien, Brian Wicklund, Martin Norgaard, and Kelli Trottier.  Ms. Colquhoun also studied string instrument maintenance and repair at the Hartt School with Glen Grigel.  Ms. Colquhoun’s violin teachers include: Dale Stuckenbruck, Emlyn Ngai, and Anton Polezhayev.