Catherine Colquhoun has been playing the violin since third grade. She received her Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the Hartt School, University of Hartford in 2008 and her Master of Science in Music Education from Queens College in June 2011. While completing her undergraduate coursework, Catherine was interviewed in 2008 by The Strad about the Music Education program at the Hartt School. Catherine participated in the LIU Post Summer Chamber Music Festival from 2006-2009, where she performed with various chamber ensembles and with the Festival Chamber Orchestra. While performing in the Festival, she also served as Administrative Assistant to the Directors. Currently, Catherine is entering her tenth year teaching middle school orchestra on Long Island. An active musician, Catherine performs regularly with the North Shore Symphony Orchestra where she has previously served as their Orchestral Librarian and sits in the position of Assistant Concertmistress. Catherine remains actively involved with the Long Island String Festival Association, Nassau Music Educators Association, and NYSSMA/NAfME.