Biography of Musica Bella Orchestra member Katie Crouch

Katie Crouch, violin, began her music studies at age five when she started piano lessons. At age nine, she learned to play the violin in a strings program offered through the public school system in her hometown of East Lansing, Michigan. Over the years, she attended several music camps, including New England Music Camp in Maine and Meadowmount School for Strings in upstate New York, and studied with Lyman Bodman throughout high school. At the University of Michigan, she hung around the music school a lot but pursued degrees in comparative literature, creative writing, and French. After college, Katie spent two years in Paris where at one point she earned a living by playing her violin on the Paris metro. The following six years were spent in San Francisco getting started as an editor in book publishing and playing music with such groups as Vallejo Symphony, the Berkeley Opera, and the Berkeley Symphony. Katie relocated to New York City in July 2003, and currently works as a development editor of economics textbooks at McGraw-Hill. She plays with Musica Bella, the New York Repertory Orchestra, and various chamber ensembles.

Musica Bella concerts: October 19, 2003; November 30, 2003; January 17, 2004; January 18, 2004

This bio last updated December 31, 2003