Katherine Schoepflin Jimoh, clarinet

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Katherine Schoepflin Jimoh, clarinetist, vocalist, pianist and composer lives in Chicago and works as a freelance musician. She is a rostered member of Ensemble Dal Niente, University of Chicago’s Grossman Ensemble, the faculty ensemble at The Walden School and Chicago Wind Project.

Katherine has had the privilege of working with and performing the works of Hans Abrahamsen, Louis Andriessen, Raphael Cendo, Brian Ferneyhough, Lee Hyla, George Lewis, Enno Poppe and Augusta Read Thomas amongst others. She had the extraordinary privilege of performing Enno Poppe’s clarinet concerto, Holz, on a program which Enno curated and conducted. 

Katherine earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University where she won the IU clarinet concerto competition and was awarded a Performer’s Certificate. She was a participant at the 2006 Henry Mancini Institute in Los Angeles. In 2008, Katherine spent a year abroad in Japan where she was principal clarinetist of the Kakogawa Philharmonic Orchestra in Hyogo prefecture. Katherine is the recipient of an Essentially Ellington jazz soloist award for the clarinet. 

Katherine earned her Master of Music degree from McGill University where she was awarded a full Schulich School of Music scholarship. While studying at McGill, Katie was a participant in the 2011 National Youth Orchestra of Canada, touring and performing extensively throughout Canada. Her primary instructors have been John Bruce Yeh, Alain Desgagne, James Campbell, Frank Kowalsky, and Mary Kantor. When she is not making music, Katherine is designing and creating jewelry for her etsy shop.