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Katherine Weintraub

School of Music
Adjunct Professor of Saxophone

Degrees

BM, University of Michigan
MM, University of Michigan
DMA, Eastman School of Music

Bio

Dr. Katherine Weintraub-Pearce (a native of Sarasota, Florida) is the current Adjunct Professor of Saxophone at the University of South Florida. Known for her sensitive musicianship, Dr. Weintraub champions the standard repertoire of the saxophone, in addition to premiering contemporary music by living composers and crafting creative transcriptions of borrowed works. She has been praised by noted composer, Libby Larson for her “technical brilliance” and her “uncanny ability to communicate the music directly to the heart of the listener”. Dr. Weintraub received her Doctorate of Musical Arts (with Performer’s Certificate) from the Eastman School of Music (where she studied with Dr. Chien-Kwan Lin), and her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music from the University of Michigan (where she studied with Donald Sinta).

Dr. Weintraub is currently serves as Adjunct Professor of Saxophone at the University of South Florida and is a private studio instructor and a freelance performer in the Tampa Bay Area. Prior to moving to Tampa, Dr. Weintraub served as the Visiting Assistant Professor of Saxophone at Florida State University from 2016-2018.

In January of 2020, she was the recipient of a $10,000 cash prize as winner of the Matthew Ruggiero International Woodwind Competition. Dr. Weintraub has given guest artist recitals and masterclasses at universities nationwide, including the University of Miami, the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She has also commissioned and premiered several new works for the saxophone, two of which she premiered in the summer of 2018 at the World Saxophone Congress in Zagreb, Croatia. As a soloist, she has been featured with the University of South Florida Wind Ensemble, the Florida State University Wind Orchestra, the Eastman Wind Ensemble, and the Flint Symphony Orchestra. While a graduate student, she was the winner of international competitions such as the 2014 International Saxophone Symposium and Competition, and the 2013 International William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition. Dr. Weintraub is a Selmer performing artist and performs on Selmer-Paris saxophones.