Kathryn is Principal Bassoon with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, a position she has held since 2018. Prior to playing principal, she was Second Bassoon with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra since 2013. Kathryn was a bassoonist with the elite training orchestra, New World Symphony in Miami for two seasons before winning her job with the WSO. Ms. Brooks was fortunate to receive a full scholarship to study at the Manhattan School of Music in their prestigious Orchestral Performance Program. She holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music.
During her studies Kathryn attended many music festivals some of which include: Tanglewood Music Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, The Aspen Music Festival and National Repertory Orchestra.
Kathryn loves to play chamber music when her WSO schedule allows. She is so grateful for the incredible tutelage she received from her primary teachers: John Clouser, Kim Laskowski, Judy LeCLair and Barry Stees. Kathryn looks forward to sharing the knowledge she’s acquired from these legends with the students at BU.