Kathryn Hugnagle 2023-01-28T15:46:32+00:00

Kathryn Hufnagle

Cellist Kathryn Hufnagle enjoys an active career as an educator and performer in the Washington D.C. area. She maintains a Suzuki studio out of her home in Arlington, VA and has completed Suzuki training with Jean Dexter, Avi Friedlander, Carol Tarr and Barbara Wampner. As a Suzuki kid herself, Kathryn is fully invested in the philosophy and the importance of music in every child’s life. As a Suzuki teacher to her son she understands the life of Suzuki parent as well as teacher. Former students of Kathryn have gone on to study at Interlochen, Rice University, Oberlin College and the New England Conservatory.

Kathryn balances her teaching schedule with a busy freelancing career. She performs regularly with many groups including the National Philharmonic, Maryland Lyric Opera, Alexandria Symphony and the Cathedral Choral Society Orchestra. Ms. Hufnagle also spent seven years living in the Midwest where she was Associate Principal of the South Dakota Symphony, Principal of the Sioux City Symphony and adjunct faculty at Augustana University in Sioux Falls.

Kathryn has been a fellowship recipient at the Aspen Music Festival and Tanglewood Music Center where she received the Samuel Mays Memorial Cello Award for musical excellence. Other summer festival experiences include the National Repertory Orchestra, Yellow Barn and Meadowmount.

Kathryn earned her B.M. from the New England Conservatory and her M.M. from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Principal teachers include Stephen Geber, Peter Stumpf and David Wells. Previously, Kathryn has played with the Omaha Symphony, Kansas City Symphony and New World Symphony.

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