Teacher Bio

As a trained clarinetist and educator, Catelyn Gentry has always wanted to fill her life with music. She worked hard from a young age to develop a unique sound and teaching style. She trained with fellow clarinetists Jaren Hinckley and Kim Ellis, as well as learned from leaders of great band programs such as Don Peterson, Scott Deppe, and Jason Anderson. From Jason she developed a love for saxophone and made first chair tenor sax in the ATSSB All-State Jazz Band in 2010. Alto and Tenor sax are skills that she has maintained and enjoyed teaching over the years. She currently subs in several local orchestras, plays professionally as a contract clarinetist and teaches lessons out of her home in Lehi. UT.

Catelyn earned her bachelor's degree in clarinet performance from Brigham Young University after working in the BYU Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra, and Chamber Orchestra during her time there. She went on an international tour to Europe with the Wind Symphony in 2012 and with that same group in 2014, soloed on Black Dog by Scott McAllister. She earned the Robert Sauer Award for service and dedication to the BYU Wind Symphony. Catelyn also soloed on the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the Symphony of Southeast Texas in Beaumont, Texas in 2015. She completed one year of her master's degree at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas before moving quickly to develop her love of teaching. Most recently, Catelyn has performed in the pit orchestra for the Utah Metropolitan Ballet.

Catelyn's clarinet and saxophone students come from all across Utah county! They are leaders in their band programs and examples of musicality amongst their peers. The studio has had several stellar performances at recitals and her students learn to set themselves apart as skilled soloists. Catelyn's students excel in band auditions and solo and ensemble competitions. Her saxophone students learn the basics of jazz and improvisation early on, putting them ahead in their programs. Many of her students achieve placement in top groups, but ALL develop confidence in their musical abilities as they work together to become better.

Fun facts: Catelyn loves dinosaurs, has 3 cats, thinks winter is far superior to summer, is originally from Texas, and prefers scary movies and documentaries.