Kathryn Montoya earned her degrees at Oberlin Conservatory and Indiana University School of Music, Bloomington. Ms. Montoya has performed with many ensembles, including the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Ensemble Arion, the Cleveland Orchestra, Tafelmusik, Chicago Opera Theatre, Aradia Ensemble, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Musica Angelica, Apollo's Fire, Montreal, Washington Bach Consort, and Wiener Akadamie (Austria).
She is a recipient of the prestigious Performers Certificate at IU and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Germany. Kathryn's interests extend to medieval and renaissance repertoire where she has performed on shawms, recorders, and sordune with Hesperus and the Newberry Consort. She has taught master classes at Northwestern University, Eastern Illinois University, and appeared on faculty at Oberlin’s Baroque Performance Institute. Kathryn very much enjoys recording and has been broadcast on NPR's "Performance Today" and can be found on the Naxos, CPO, and NCA labels. She also teaches recorder and baroque oboe at Oberlin Conservatory.