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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 is currently earning MM in Music Composition at University of Missouri -Kansas City. In her home town of Wheeling, West Virginia, her passion started building 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. She believes music is a powerful communicator and can be used to capture the present and uplift all people. Her music ranges from works for solo instruments, electroacoustic, chamber ensembles, world music, and orchestra. At WVU, she studied composition with Dr. Matthew Heap and Dr. David Taddie, and studied world music with Dr. Michael Vercelli. At UMKC, she studies composition with Dr. Yotam Haber and Chinese Orchestration with 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.

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