Meet our Region/All-State Workshop Faculty
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Katie Magill Carrington, viola
Violist Katie Magill Carrington hails from Chicago, IL, where she studied with Mr. Michael Hining. While under his tutelage, she soloed in Carnegie Hall with the Windy City String Ensemble, in which she also served as principal violist. Katie also won the Illinois Wesleyan Concerto/Aria competition and recognition at the Chicago Viola Society. In 2003, Katie began studies at The Juilliard School with Heidi Castleman and Hsin-Yun Huang. She has been invited to the Aspen Music Festival as a fellowship student twice and also traveled to China with the Juilliard Orchestra. After her Bachelor’s Degree was conferred in May 2009, Katie matriculated at Rice University to study with James Dunham and received her Master of Music degree in May 2011. For the past two years, she has taught in the CyFair ISD, Klein ISD, and KIPP schools in Houston. She is a registered Suzuki Violin teacher for violin and viola, for which she studied with Judy Bossuat-Gallic. Katie now plays in the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in New Orleans and maintains a private studio. She recently was appointed the Artistic Director of the Greater New Orleans Suzuki Forum. Having been blessed with exceptional teaching, Katie strives to provide the same to her own students.
Meredith Harris, viola
Meredith Harris, a native of North Carolina, currently lives in Houston, TX where she enjoys an active performing and teaching career. Ms. Harris received her Bachelors of Music degree from East Carolina University with Ara Gregorian and her Masters of Music in viola performance with James Dunham at Rice University. She received her long term Suzuki violin teacher training under Joanne Bath at East Carolina University. Ms. Harris enjoys performing with the Houston Symphony, Houston Ballet, Houston Grand Opera, and River Oaks Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Harris has been invited to various festivals across the United States including Tanglewood, the Grand Teton Music Festival, Kennedy Center Conservatory Project, Spoleto, Las Vegas Music Festival, and the North Carolina School of the Arts Summer Program. During the summer she enjoys teaching at various Suzuki Institutes and performing. Meredith is currently serving as the Southeast Texas Suzuki Association (STXSA) Chapter President.
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