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Katie’s students have earned spots in the All Region Bands and Orchestras, All Area, All State Bands and Orchestras, the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestras, the Dallas Asian American Youth Orchestras, the North Texas Youth Orchestras, and the Lone Star Wind Symphony Youth Program.

Her students have placed, and/or won in the TAASO concerto competitions, the Allen Philharmonic Youth Concerto competition, the I.C.A. clarinet competition, the Collin County Concerto Competition, the American Protégé Competition, the Lewisville Lake Symphony Concerto competition, and their respective band programs’ concerto competitions.

Katie’s students have been accepted to Interlochen, the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America, Eastern Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, and the Carnegie Hall National Youth Orchestra.

Her students have been accepted to Juilliard, Eastman, Peabody, Northwestern, USC, UT, TTU, SMU, OU, ACU, Arkansas, and DePaul on music scholarships. She also has students who are non music majors who have placed in the Yale Symphony Orchestra, the UT Symphony Orchestra, and the Stanford Symphony Orchestra.