Kate Hatmaker, Violin 

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Violinist Kate Hatmaker enjoys a varied career as performer, educator and entrepreneur. She is the cofounder, Artistic and Executive Director of Art of Élan, a San Diego-based organization that brings innovative classical music to diverse audiences (www.artofelan.org) and has been a violinist with the San Diego Symphony since 2006. Ms. Hatmaker has played with a wide variety of American orchestras, including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the New World Symphony, and has also performed at the Breckenridge Music Festival, the Vail International Dance Festival, and La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest. In addition to teaching privately, she has been on the faculty at the Coronado School of the Arts and the University of California-San Diego. Ms. Hatmaker is also a frequent chamber music recitalist and guest clinician, and has been a featured soloist with numerous orchestras in North America, including the San Diego Symphony. A passionate advocate for innovation in the arts, she has been invited to speak at a variety of leadership conferences and universities, including Carnegie Mellon University, UC San Diego, San Diego State University and Point Loma Nazarene University, among others. She completed her Master of Music degree at Carnegie Mellon University and her undergraduate training at both the University of Iowa and the Sorbonne University in Paris, France, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with high honors and degrees in both Political Science and French.