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bio

Called by the Sacramento Bee a “fresh presence and welcome addition” to the Sacramento music scene, Dr. Cathie Apple is one of the founders of Citywater new music ensemble. She is a regular performer at the Music at Noon concert series, and plays with Sinfonia Spirituosa baroque orchestra, the Sacramento Baroque Soloists, Celtic group Cahersiveen, and Kirtan band Radiant Friend.

An avid supporter of new music, Cathie has commissioned and/or premiered many works for flute and various chamber ensembles, has collaborated with composers such as Clare Shore, Nicholas Deyoe, Garrett Shatzer, Brent Chancellor, Stephen Blumberg, and Sunny Knable, and regularly performs on the Festival of New American Music in Sacramento.

Along with her specialization in modern music, Dr. Apple performs regularly on traverso, with baroque ensembles Sinfonia Spirituosa and the Sacramento Baroque Soloists. Her traverso is made by Martin Wenner and is modeled after a mid-18th century flute designed by Italian flute-maker Carlo Palanca.

Cathie maintains a private teaching studio in Sacramento and is the flute instructor at the Pacific Institute of Music in Folsom. Previous appointments include second flutist with the Las Vegas Philharmonic and adjunct faculty at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Southern Utah University. While in Las Vegas, Cathie founded NEXTET new music ensemble, and performed with them at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Cathie earned her Doctorate from the University of Michigan, where she studied with Amy Porter. While in Michigan, Cathie also taught at Interlochen Arts Camp and was the yoga instructor for Amy Porter’s Anatomy of Sound workshop.

In addition to maintaining a busy teaching and performing schedule, Cathie is a yoga instructor, personal trainer, co-owner of Pulse Revolution Heart Zones Cycling Studio, and enjoys doing CrossFit, triathlons, obstacle races, and going on long backpacking trips to recharge her batteries.