Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Cathy Ann Herrera
Over the course of two decades, Cathy Herrera has performed in ten countries spanning three continents. Her doctorate in flute performance, coupled with a Certificate in World Music, leads her performances and teaching down many avenues. While a Fulbright scholar to Peru, Dr. Herrera studied a variety of Andean flutes and worked with Peruvian composers, which inspire her "Flute Garden", a didactic recital. The world's flutes, displaying many materials and dimensions, reveal opportunities for scientific, mathematical, practical and aesthetic analysis.
Cathy uses her education and her international performing experience to take students on a multicultural tour while exploring scientific properties of sound. Students will discover mathematical, cultural, historical, technological, multilingual, and artistic elements surrounding world flutes and other native instruments, as well as the music-related traditions of specific cultures. One option, suitable for non-music students, offers a hands-on opportunity to make and play instruments indigenous to South American. Other options are designed to inspire and encourage flute students through master classes and chamber music ensembles (flute choir or mixed ensemble) and a possible concerto with the school band. Tone quality, technique and musicianship are highlighted.