a sinfonietta for the 21st century
Director of Development
Kathryn Peterson is the Director of Development for Ensemble Échappé where she oversees fundraising initiatives and partnerships.
Hailing from rural West Texas, Kathryn has developed a passion for expanding access to great music. She has undertaken multiple projects that have allowed her to engage in cultural entrepreneurship including co-founding The T.R.I.O. Project, an outreach and mentoring program that provides music lessons via the Internet to underserved students. Kathryn has previously served as the Education and Outreach Program Liaison at the Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival, a member of the production team at IMG Artists’ Napa Valley Festival del Sole, and a participant at the DeVos Institute of Arts Management program at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She is currently a member of the Foundation Relations team at Carnegie Hall.
As a French horn player, Kathryn has performed with The Juilliard Orchestra, the Axiom Ensemble, and the Chelsea Symphony, among others. She has also participated in festivals including the Aspen Music Festival and School, Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Dartington International Music Festival (England), and the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival.
Kathryn graduated with Scholastic Distinction from The Juilliard School where she received a B.M. in French horn performance in May 2013, and holds a Business Certificate from Columbia University. While at The Juilliard School, Kathryn was named a recipient of The Gluck Community Fellowship and was awarded a Morse Teaching Artist Fellowship and a Teaching Fellowship in Juilliard’s Music Theory department.
In addition to working in the business side of music, Kathryn enjoys travelling, and exploring all the New York City fashion/food/music scene has to offer. She is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Women In Music, and the International Horn Society.