Katherine White is an active performer, teacher and clinician throughout the Southeast. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Alabama and her Master of Music degree from the University of Minnesota. She is the Principal Clarinetist of the Georgia Symphony and the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra. She regularly performs with the Alabama Symphony in Birmingham, as well as the Atlanta Symphony, and has been a regular sub with the national touring company of Phantom of the Opera. She has performed with the Atlanta Opera, Atlanta Lyric Theater, Theater of the Stars, Charleston Symphony, Augusta Symphony, Greenville Symphony, Savannah Symphony and Huntsville Symphony Orchestra. She is the leader of the Piedmont Winds woodwind quintet, with whom she performs in schools and universities throughout the metro-Atlanta area for students ranging in age from kindergarten to college level.
Katherine has toured nationally with The Minnesota Opera, performed with the Duluth-Superior Symphony and was one of the founding members of the Intergalactic Contemporary Ensemble of Minneapolis. She was awarded first prizes in the Schubert Club Competition in St. Paul, Minnesota and in the Sewanee Music Festival Concerto Competition in Sewanee, Tennessee. Her teachers and coaches include Burt Hara of the Minnesota Orchestra and Laura Ardan of the Atlanta Symphony, and she has performed in master classes by Bil Jackson, Cloyde Williams and Mitchell Lurie, and has performed at the International Clarinet Society Association Conventions in Minneapolis and Atlanta.
Katherine resides in Smyrna, GA with her husband, professional trombonist Roger Cicora, and her Border Terrier, Callie. In her spare time she does volunteer work for various animal rescue organizations.