M.M., University of Louisville
M.M. and Performer's Certificate, Northern Illinois University
Kathryn Swope is a passionate performer and educator throughout Illinois. She holds regular professional positions with the Chicago Gargoyle Brass Ensemble, Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra, Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra and Wheaton Municipal Band. She is also a substitute member of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra in Springfield, IL.
Kathryn is currently an Applied Artist at Northern Illinois University where she directs the University Band and teaches Brass Techniques for Music Education Majors. Kathryn also teaches private horn lessons through the Northern Illinois Community School of the Arts and is the Horn Teaching Assistant at Birch Creek Music Camp in Door County, WI during the summers. Her degrees were awarded from the University of Louisville (B.M./M.M. in Horn Performance) and Northern Illinois University (Performance Certificate in Horn/M.M. in Wind Conducting). Kathryn resides in Dekalb with her husband, an accomplished trumpeter, and their two cats.