Katherine McBain

Senior Lecturer in Horn


Brass, Horn, Instrumental Studies

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Katherine McBain earned a DMA in Horn Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music in 2008. She previously earned a Master of music degree from Eastman, a bachelor of arts in Music from the University of Houston, and a master of education in curriculum and instruction from the University of Texas at Tyler. An active performer and recitalist, McBain has performed with various orchestras across the US, including the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Chamber Orchestra, Kalamazoo Symphony, Illinois Symphony, and the Round Top International Institute Festival Orchestra.  She performs regularly with several area orchestras including Texarkana Symphony Orchestra, Longview Symphony Orchestra, and the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra.  With an interest in new solo repertoire for horn, McBain has commissioned two new pieces, one of which, Mountain Sketches by Paul Johnston, won the International Horn Society Composition Contest in 2014.  She has taught at the University level since 2005, having held posts at Eastern Illinois University, Lamar University, Stephen F. Austin State University, University of Texas at Tyler, University of Rochester, and Nazareth College.