About Katherine Lewis
Get to know Katherine Lewis
Katherine Lewis, U.S. Army Bands (Ret.), B.A., M.A.
Katherine is an active performer and clinician throughout the United States. Katherine is a retired flutist in the United States Army, where she served as piccolo and associate principal flutist and the resident flutist for the Wind Quintet. She is former principal flutist for the Heartland Opera Company and has served as a substitute flutist for the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra, Anchorage Opera, Arizona Wind Symphony, among others. Katherine has presented arts advocacy lectures and masterclasses at conferences, universities and public schools across the US in Missouri, Kansas, Arizona, Virginia, California, and Alaska, sharing her experiences to promote equity and inclusion in music.
After multiple chronic conditions and disability ended her military career, Katherine founded Musician-able, an organization dedicated to supporting, educating, and empowering musicians of all abilities to transform inspiring careers and foster inclusion in the music industry.
Her work with the Creative Forces music & arts therapy program for active duty military and veterans has established national partnerships with military music organizations and therapists to provide integrated and veteran-led 1-on-1 components to PTSD and TBI healing for our nation's veterans.
Katherine is the Membership Director for the Arizona Flute Society and is an active writer for the Flute Examiner, an online flute newsletter dedicated to the education and enrichment of flutists at all levels.
Locally, Katherine enjoys an active private flute studio and is the Veterans Program Coordinator for Artists First, an art studio serving persons with disabilities and other vulnerable populations in St. Louis. She is a member of NFA, Arizona Flute Society, the Flute Society of Washington, MTNA, and SAI music service fraternity.
Katherine holds a B.A. in Flute Performance from Arkansas Tech University and an M.A. in Arts Leadership from Colorado State University.