Katherine Weintraub, Visiting Assistant Professor of Saxophone, is a decorated performer and passionate educator. A native of Sarasota, she made her solo debut at the age of 15 performing Jacques Ibert’s Concertino da Camera with the Florida Orchestra. Known for her sensitive musicianship, Weintraub champions the standard repertoire of the saxophone in addition to contemporary music and creative transcriptions of borrowed works. She holds her BM and MM degrees from the University of Michigan, where she was a pupil of Donald Sinta. She is also a recent doctoral graduate of the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Chien-Kwan Lin.Weintraub received first prize at the International William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition in 2013. In the fall of 2014, she was the winner of the Eastman School of Music Concerto Competition. Shortly after, she was named first-prize winner of the International Saxophone Symposium and Competition in Georgia. Weintraub has performed as a soloist with the Eastman Wind Ensemble and the Flint Symphony Orchestra.