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“Katey is an outstanding horn player and musician. She is extremely secure as an orchestral player and has a beautiful sound, accurate pitch and excellent rhythm. Winds/brasses and strings benefit greatly from her leadership and performance. She is a pleasure to work with and is always very professional and conscientious.”

​Barbara Specht, music director at Heidelberg College

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B i o g r a p h y

Hornist Katelyn J. Halbert is a performer, teacher, and clinician living in Iowa City. At home on the concert stage, Mrs. Halbert has performed with various symphony orchestras across the country. While living in Ohio she performed with the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus,  West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Michigan Philharmonic, Central Ohio Symphony, Newark-Granville Symphony, McConnell Arts Center Chamber Players and Opera Project Columbus. Now as a resident of Iowa, she has been a frequent performer with the Quad Cities Symphony and the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony. 


As a teacher, she currently is on faculty at Central College in Pella, Iowa. Previously, she has served on the faculty of Muskingum University, Marietta College, and Mount Vernon Nazarene University. While teaching at the collegiate level she has taught private lessons, organized studio class, and coached numerous chamber ensembles. She was also a member of the Muskingum University Faculty Brass Quintet, and currently plays with Central College’s Iowa Chamber Players. Mrs. Halbert has also maintained a successful private studio since 2009 and her students have gone on to participate in many prestigious youth symphonies, all-state ensembles, and summer programs including Blue Lake Fine Art Camp, Ohio and Iowa’s All-State Ensembles, and the Columbus Youth Symphony. She spends her summers on faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lakes, MI.


A frequent soloist, she has been a featured at The Ohio Music Educator’s Conference, the Mid North Horn Workshop, and will be performing at the upcoming International Women’s Brass Conference in Tempe, AZ in 2019. As a clinician she has been a visiting guest artist at Iowa State University and Wright State University, and has also worked clinics such as the University of Iowa Hawkeye Honor Band, St. Ambrose University Honor Band, and many others.


Mrs. Halbert received her Masters in Performance at Ohio State University after attending the University of Michigan and Bowling Green State University. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Musical Arts, Performance and Pedagogy with Jeffery Agrell at the University of Iowa where she is also Mr. Agrell's Graduate Teaching Assistant.

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