Catherine Garner

East Carolina University

CATHERINE H. GARNER, received a DMA Collaborative Arts and Chamber Music from the Eastman School of Music, a MM in Vocal Accompanying and Coaching from Florida State University, and a BM in piano performance at Louisiana State University. Dr. Garner has performed as a soloist with the LSU Symphony, the Monroe (La.) Symphony, the Tallahassee Symphony, the Tallahassee Ballet, and the Big Bend Orchestra. She was a staff pianist at the AIMS summer program in Graz, Austria as well as a participant at the Summer Academy in Nice, France with Dalton Baldwin. She participated in the New Music@ECU Festival, the Festival of New Music at Florida State University, the ECU Brass Festival, ECU Flute Symposium, and VCU Flute Day, SERTEC, and NERTEC. Dr. Garner has also been a featured performer at the Pershing's Own Tuba/ Euphonium Conference in Washington DC with Tom McCaslin, tuba, and at the National Trumpet Guild Convention with Dr. Britt Theurer. She has also been the official pianist for the competitions for the Southern Division of MTNA and the second place winner of the Puerto Rico International Collaborative Piano Competition. Dr. Garner is the founder and director of Music on a WIM (Women's Initiative Music Series), a monthly concert series featuring compositions by women, performed in high traffic areas around the university. Along with her busy performing schedule Dr. Garner is currently on the piano faculty at East Carolina faculty where she is the coordinator of the graduate collaborative piano program.