Kathie Jarrett began studying violin at the age of ten, in Iowa. In 1956, she moved to Albuquerque, where she still lives, and where she pursued her studies with well-known conductor and pedagogue Kurt Frederick, and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Education degree from the University of New Mexico. Ms. Jarrett played in the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra for twenty-six years, sixteen of them as concertmaster. She is currently the assistant concertmaster of The Santa Fe Symphony and Opera Southwest. She also performs with the Albuquerque String Quartet, the New Mexico Chamber Players, and the New Mexico Philharmonic, has played with the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, and is the sectional teacher for the first violins in the Albuquerque Youth Symphony. She loves to teach, and maintains a private violin/viola studio in Albuquerque. Also a gourmet cook, Kathie Jarret loves practicing her kitchen skills when music doesn’t keep her too busy.