Kate Black, Violin

Kate Black, Violin, has taught at the CMU String Preparatory Program since  its inception in 2003. Originally from Chicago, she holds a  bachelor of music degree from DePaul University and a Master of  Music degree from the University of Michigan. Her principal  teachers have included Paul Kantor, Andrew Jennings and Mark  Zinger, a colleague of David Oistrakh. Before coming to Pittsburgh,  Kate was on faculty at the Merit School of Music in Chicago.

Ms. Black enjoys performing as well as teaching. She was a member  of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago when it performed under the  direction of Daniel Barenboim in Carnegie Hall. She also performed  frequently with the chamber orchestra Concertante di Chicago.  Currently in Pittsburgh, she holds the Assistant Concertmaster  positions in the Wheeling, Westmoreland and Youngstown Symphonies  and is Principal Second Violin of the Pittsburgh Live Music Chamber  Orchestra. She has also performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony,  Pittsburgh Opera and West Virginia Symphony (where she held the  Assistant Principal Second Violin Position). Recently, Kate was  invited to perform in the Sunflower Music Festival Chamber  Orchestra in Topeka, Kansas. Ms. Black currently resides with her  husband, Jeremy, a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony violin section.

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