Katy Wherry is a flutist whose passion for varying genres of music has provided her with opportunities to collaborate with outstanding musicians and give performances around the globe. Katy has studied with distinguished flute players such as Sir James Galway, Lady Jeanne Galway, Brook Ferguson, Michelle Stanley, Alexa Still, Pam Endsley and recently received her Masters degree in Flute Performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder under Christina Jennings.
As assistant to Sir James and Lady Galway, Katy travels around the world assisting with masterclasses, concerts and their online lesson series First Flute. She has had the opportunity to perform in many masterclasses for Sir James and receives lessons from both Sir James and Lady Galway.
At the Galway Flute Festival in Switzerland in 2014 Katy was the winner of a new Haynes head joint.In 2010, she was a winner in the University of Denver’s solo honors competition and also won first prize in the Lakewood Symphony Sister Cities Concerto Competition. Katy performed the Ibert flute concerto as a soloist with the Lakewood Symphony Orchestra, and travelled to England where she gave recitals throughout the country.
Katy has experience performing with multiple symphony orchestras, including principle flute of the Colorado Youth Symphony, the award winning Lamont Symphony Orchestra, the University of Colorado Wind Symphony and String Orchestra and as a soloist with the Lakewood Symphony. She is currently a member of the steel drum ensemble Pan Nation, with which she plays both flute and pan. This band performs numerous styles of music, including many original works. She is a featured soloist on their newest EP “Altered Perception”.
Katy's passion for teaching has helped her to maintain a studio full of talented flutists, ranging in age from 8 years to 70 years. Her experience with different styles of music as well as years of experience teaching people how to use their computers at the Apple Store, has provided her with a unique ability to cater to a wide variety of learning styles.