December 3, 3:00 pm
Classical guitarist Catherine O’Kelly is an active performer throughout New England, both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. She performs regularly as part of the concert series for The Shirley Meeting House in Shirley, MA. In June 2020 she founded and directed the Online Guitar Festival, providing performance opportunities, master classes, composition classes, and songwriting classes to guitarists of all ages and levels.
Catherine earned her Master’s degree in guitar performance from The Hartt School in CT where she studied with Richard Provost; and a BA in music and philosophy from Vassar College. She is currently finishing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in classical guitar performance at The Hartt School in West Hartford, CT, where she studies with Christopher Ladd. She has performed in master classes for Jason Vieaux, Odair Assad, Sergio Assad, Andrew York, Vladimir Gorbach, Antigoni Goni, Oscar Ghiglia, Eliot Fisk, and Jorge Caballero.
In addition to her performing and academic studies, Catherine teaches at The Rivers School Conservatory in Weston, MA; Dana Hall School in Wellesley, MA; Powers Music School in Belmont, MA; and at The Community School of the Arts in Storrs, CT, and is currently a board member of the Boston Classical Guitar Society.