Katherine Dennis

Violin, Viola, Piano Teacher, Student

Katherine Dennis

SAA Member


Pompton Lakes, NJ
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The eclectic landscape of the chamber music repertoire forms the ideal musical playground for Jamaican-American violinist, Katherine Dennis. Already in her young career, she has performed in venues across Europe, The United States, and Canada, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Merriweather Post Pavillion. Additionally, she has performed at a bevy of international music festivals.

Katherine has immersed herself in the world of new music. She has premiered pieces for many living composers. Venturing beyond the classical universe, Katherine collaborates frequently with musicians within the pop and jazz worlds. Recent performances have included shows with H.E.R and Jonathan Dubose. 

Dennis has not only distinguished herself as a performer, but also as an educator. She has facilitated multiple workshops at Carnegie Hall and upstate NY. During her undergraduate career, she received two years of intensive Suzuki teacher training and maintains her registration for all 10 Suzuki Books. 

Katherine holds a bachelor’s degree from the Fletcher School of Music at East Carolina University, where she studied with Ara Gregorian, and a master’s from McGill University’s Schulich School of Music under the tutelage of Axel Strauss. She completed Hunter College’s Lincoln Center Scholar Alternative Certification Program where she earned a second masters in Music Education. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in Leadership and Learning within Organizations at Vanderbilt University. 

In 2016, Dennis founded the Thurgood Marshall Academy Middle School Orchestra in  Harlem, NY. She initiated the program after being awarded the Vh1 Save the Music grant. She continues to establish and cultivate music programs within the New York City Metropolitan area.