Who is Katie Hedrick?
Katie Hedrick is a composer, arranger, and violist with a BM of Music Composition and world music from West Virginia University, and an MM in Music Composition at University of Missouri -Kansas City. In her home town of Wheeling, West Virginia, her passion developed by playing in string quartets, all state orchestra, and musical pits, as well as arranging and playing for church and wedding services. After being selected for West Virginia Governor's School for the Arts, a passion for creating original music and appreciating people and their art was solidified. This love has driven music that paints scenes of today and draws from Katie' surroundings. Her music ranges from works for solo instruments, electroacoustic work, chamber ensembles, world music, and orchestra. At WVU, she studied composition with Dr. Matthew Heap, Dr. Kyle Simpson, and Dr. David Taddie, viola with Professor Andrea Houde, and world music with Dr. Michael Vercelli. At UMKC, she studied composition with Dr. Yotam Haber, Dr. Paul Rudy, and Dr. Chen Yi. Her works have been performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble (2020) and abroad by Transient Canvas (Alba, Italy 2021). When not composing, she can be found at a local coffee shop, streaming to twitch, or listening to her favorite band, Day6.
2017 - 2021
BM Music Composition
West Virginia University
Viola, Composition, Electronic Music and Piano private lessons, Music Theory to Modern Era, Music History from Greek theory to Modern Era, String Quartet, African Drum and Dance, Brazilian Samba, Japanese Taiko, Orchestra
President of Composer’s Guild, minor in World Music, music theory tutor.
2021 - 2023
MM Music Composition
University Missouri KC
Relevant Coursework: Electronic Music Aesthetics and Analysis, Private Electronic Music lessons, Acoustic Composition lessons, Chinese Music Orchestration, Research and Bibliography, Analytical Procedures, Film and Video Game composition
West Hartford, CT (Zoom)
Compact Spaces with the International Contemporary Ensemble
Alba Music Festival
tired morning. with Transient Canvas
I Think I'll Do It Tomorrow with Hub New Music
Composing in the Wilderness
Denali National Park
How Feelings Flow Through the Body with Full Gremlin