Kathryn Scarbrough


State University of New York (Geneseo) — Lecturer of Flute
ensemble.twenty.21 — Artistic Director & Founding Member
Fem Vindar — Founding Member
VocaSynth Duo — Flute

MM (Arizona State University), BSc (Towson University)

An advocate for the performance and education of new music in solo and chamber settings, flutist Kathryn Scarbrough has been the artistic director & founding member of ENSEMBLE.TWENTY.21, founding member of Fem Vindar [a woodwind quintet], and VocaSynth duo with clarinetist Marcy Bacon.  Performances include the Eastman School of Music's Women in Music Festival, 'Live from Hochstein' NPR Radio Broadcast, Guest Artist Series at Nazareth College, Houghton College, and Roberts Wesleyan College, National Flute Association's Annual Convention (2008, 2012, 2015, 2016), Hochstein's Spotlight on Faculty Series, a recent recording of compositions arranged/directed by Jazz Professor Bill Dobbins, of The Eastman School, and the Davis Cup International Tennis Touranment (Live ESPN). She has collaborated with flutists Tereasa Payne, Ali Ryerson, and Peter Sheridan and composers Bill Dobbins, Cary Ratcliffe, Sun Mi Ro, Russell Scarbrough, and William Kleinsasser.

An accomplished educator, clinician, & adjudicator, Ms. Scarbrough has more than 20 years of experience. Her students regularly win solo performance competitions, district & state band auditions, gain scholarship acceptance into elite music conservatories and prominent schools of music throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. She served on the flute faculty, as Assistant Dean, Co-Chair of the Woodwind, Brass and Percussion Department, and Director of the Flute Choir and Scholarship Flute Choir at the Hochstein School of Music & Dance in Rochester, NY.  She has taught the seminar, Entrepreneurship in Music at Nazareth College (NY) and FLUTETREK: An interactive approach to Extended Techniques for the Rochester Flute Association, Inc. with flutist colleague, Deborah Parker.

She holds the degrees of Master of Music in Flute Performance from Arizona State University School of Music and Bachelor of Science in Flute Performance from Towson University - both with high distinction, and was principal flute/piccolo in the US Marine Corps Band in Quantico, VA from 1997-99.