September 19, 2014
Catherine McGlasson, originally from Kentucky, began teaching for Lexington Talent Education Association in 1972. She travelled to Matsumoto, Japan to study violin and teacher-training with Dr Shinichi Suzuki and has further studied Suzuki Method with many of the first Suzuki teachers in the United States, including William Starr, Margery Aber, John Kendall, Louise Behrend and Kay Collier McLaughlin. She served as Co-Director of the Central Kentucky Suzuki Strings Association and as Artistic Director of the St. Petersburg Suzuki Strings. Ms. McGlasson completed Bachelor and Master of Music Performance Degrees at the University of Kentucky in Lexington and did post-graduate study in violin pedagogy with Paul Rolland at the University of Illinois. She divides time between teaching and performing, including local symphonies and chamber groups such as the Johnson City Symphony, Symphony of the Mountains, Paramount Chamber Players, East Tennessee Baroque Ensemble, Shelbridge Players and the McGlasson-MacMillan Duo. She was founder of the Midway College Suzuki Program, instructor of violin and orchestra conductor at Berea College and was a member of the LaMay String Quartet, which toured Kentucky and surrounding states. She is active as a clinician/lecturer at various institutes, workshops and seminars throughout the United States, Canada and France.