Katie Hedrick

Katie Hedrick with viola, posing with holding the neck and resting the body on her shoulder. Vertical.

Katie Hedrick is a composer, arranger, and violist studying music composition and world music at West Virginia University. In her home town of Wheeling, West Virginia, her passion started building by playing in string quartets, all state orchestra, and musical pits, as well as arranging and playing for church and wedding services. After being selected for West Virginia Governor's School for the Arts, a passion for creating original music and appreciating people and their art was solidified. This love has driven music that paints scenes of today and draws from Katie' surroundings. She believes music is a powerful communicator and can be used to capture the present and uplift all people. Her music ranges from works for solo instruments, electroacoustic, chamber ensembles, world music, and orchestra. At WVU, she studies composition with Dr. Matthew Heap and Dr. David Taddie, and studies world music with Dr. Michael Vercelli. Her latest project is her piece, Compact Spaces, for violin, viola, and cello that was written for Connecticut Summerfest 2020 and performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble. When not composing, she can be found at a local coffee shop, watching videos of boston terriers, and stanning Day6. - https://katiehedrick9.wixsite.com/katiehedrickmusic/bio

List of works: Two Piano Miniatures for solo piano, 2019 - Compact Spaces for violin, viola, and cello, 2020 - My Thoughts from the Shore for orchestra, 2020 - Blizzard for violin, cello, and piano, 2019 - Foundations for solo piano, 2018 - These Worlds Collide for viola, gyil, marimba, alto saxophone, bass guitar, and electric guitar, 2018 - Sounds of Home for string quartet, 2017 - Return for viola and electronics, 2020