Catherine Marshall - Flutist
Catherine Marshall began her musical studies at the age of 12, amidst her upbringing in Torrey Hills, San Diego. She attended Canyon Crest Academy, and participated in Certificate of Merit, MTAC Competitions, and All-State/All-Southern groups, studying with Dr. Elena Yarritu. Catherine graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara where she earned her Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance, studying with internationally acclaimed artist Jill Felber. During her time at UC Santa Barbara, Catherine won First Place in the Music Teachers' National Association California State Woodwind Competition and First Place in the Santa Barbara Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation Competition, receiving a five-thousand-dollar grand prize for her performance of Camille Saint-Saëns' Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso. She performed as principal flute of the UCSB Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. Catherine has performed in masterclasses with Jill Felber, September Payne, Marianne Gedigian, Claudia Anderson, Denis Bouriakov, and Isabelle Chapuis.
Following her undergraduate studies, Catherine was able to complete a year and a half of graduate coursework at Divine Mercy University in Clinical Mental Health counseling, during which she worked as a Behavioral Therapist with children on the Autism Spectrum. While still pursuing her love for performance and teaching, her time in the psychology + helping professional fields has shaped her calling today as an artist. Catherine is passionate about mindset approaches to practice and performance that allow the musician to truly flourish in their craft. Read more!
Catherine currently works as a professional flutist and teacher, serving as co-organizer of San Diego Coastal Flutes with her former teacher and mentor Dr. Yarritu. Catherine currently offers private lessons for all levels with a particular interest in beginners. Her studio is located at K & M Music in Sorrento Valley. As a member of the Music Teachers Association of California, she offers the Certificate of Merit program.
In her free time, Catherine enjoys staying active running + hiking Torrey Pines as often as she can. She is employed as a musician with St. Therese of Carmel in Del Mar, and loves getting to work collaboratively as a pianist and vocalist.