Charles and Mary Barre Alumni Professor of Flute
202 School of Music Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-2504
Katherine Kemler is the Charles and Mary Barré Alumni Professor of Flute at Louisiana State University, and flutist with the Timm Wind Quintet. She is a regular visiting teacher at the Oxford Flute Summer School in England and the Académie Musicale Internationale de Colombes in France. A graduate of Oberlin, she received her M. Mus. and D.M.A. degrees from S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook. Her major teachers include Samuel Baron, Robert Willoughby, and Mark Thomas. She has also studied in masterclasses with Marcel Moyse, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Julius Baker, William Bennett, Andras Adorjan, and Michel Debost.
Dr. Kemler has taught masterclasses and performed solo recitals at the Ecuadorian Flute Festival in Quito, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the Adelaide Conservatorium, the University of Western Australia and the Perth Music Academy in Australia. She has also taught and performed at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in China and the Hong Kong Academy of the Performing Arts. In addition, she has performed a solo recital in the Beijing Concert Hall and taught flute masterclasses at the Central Conservatory of Music there. In the summer of 2007, she performed and taught at the Festiv’Academies in France. She has performed at thirteen National Flute Association conventions in Denver, New Orleans, Washington, D.C., Boston, Orlando, Chicago, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, New York City and Charlotte as well as at the British Flute Society National Convention in 2014. She was featured on the cover of Flute Talk Magazine in December of 2006 and also on the cover of the Flutist Quarterly, the official magazine of the NFA, in 2003.
Dr. Kemler has appeared as soloist with the British Chamber Orchestra in London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, and with the Orchestra Medicea Laurenziana throughout Italy, including Florence, Naples, and Salerno. She has toured extensively as a soloist, with the Kemler/Benjamin flute/harp duo, and with the Timm Wind Quintet. She has appeared in China, England, Poland, Switzerland, Canada, Italy, France, Ecuador, Australia, Slovenia, throughout the United States, and made solo broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and National Public Radio. She has recorded four CDs with Centaur Records, Inc., Virtuoso American Flute Works, Sky Loom, for flute and harp, Sonatina with LSU pianist Michael Gurt, and Lipstick, a CD of contemporary works. She has also recorded on the Orion and Opus One Labels.