A member of the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra since the 1980s, Principal Harpist Katherine Newman holds a Master of Music from Auburn University where she studied with the legendary Marjorie Tyre.
Ms. Newman has served the Columbus (GA) Symphony Orchestra and the Mobile Opera Orchestra as principal harpist, and has performed as orchestra harpist with many other orchestras throughout the southeast, including Alabama Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Montgomery Symphony, Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra and Greenville Symphony. She has participated in seminars of the Music for Healing and Transition Program.
Ms. Newman moved from Georgia to Huntsville in 1998 and has since become an integral part of the region’s arts community. She performs regularly with the orchestra and in schools. She has also performed and taught for the Symphony School’s elementary school residency.