KATHERINE G. MUSAT

Katherine MusatInitially, Katherine G. Musat wanted to pursue a career in medicine as a doctor. However, in the summer between her sophomore and junior years of high school, she realized her father wouldn’t be able to afford medical school. She was a great musician and she just pressed forward with that. A graduate of Baldwin Wallace University, she initially earned a Bachelor of Music in education in 1966. She concluded her academic efforts with a Master of Education from Mount St. Joseph University in 1988. A certified teacher in the State of Ohio, Ms. Musat has most recently excelled as a part-time music educator at Baldwin Wallace University since 1985.

Prior to this appointment, Ms. Musat served as the director of instrumental music for the Parma City School District from 1967 until her retirement in 2004. Earlier in her career, she taught music at several Catholic schools throughout Cleveland for nine years. The highlight of her career was when the Parma Symphony Orchestra played at Severance Hall, which is the home of the Cleveland Orchestra. Outside of her primary endeavors, Ms. Musat has contributed as a principle trumpet player for the Parma Symphony Orchestra since 1967. Additionally, she has served as trumpet player for the Hermit Club Orchestra, as well as a studio brass teacher since 1985. Sometimes, she performs with the St. Charles Brass Quintet. In the past, she also flourished as the assistant SVO director at Baldwin Wallace University.

For her accomplishments in the field, Ms. Musat has been the recipient of a Teacher of the Year Award from the Parma City School District in 2000. She attributes her success to her desire to share the beauty of music, as well as its importance within the world and the culture. Additionally, she had wonderful mentors, including Charles Gorham, her trumpet professor, Russel Frank, her high school band director, and Phyllis Graves, her high school choir and orchestra director, as well as her parents. In an effort to remain aware of changes in the field, Ms. Musat maintains a professional relationship with the Mu Phi Epsilon and the Jazz Ensemble of Baldwin Wallace University.

Married to her musician husband John G. Musat, the two are proud parents of three children and four grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, spending time her grandchildren and playing in the local orchestra. She would like to be remembered by her peers as good mother and grandmother. Additionally, she wants to be acknowledged as a great teacher, a lover of music and a religious Christian woman.

 

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