Catherine Meunier

COUNTRY Canada      
GROUP SOLO/FREELANCE, SUNY-POTSDAM PERCUSSION INSTRUCTOR      

Biography

Catherine Meunier is the first percussionist to win the prestigious Prix d'Europe. Her debut CD "Night Chill" is acclaimed by critics: "Montreal percussionist Catherine Meunier shines throughout" (The WholeNote, December 2009). As a soloist and chamber musician, Catherine has given concerts in Canada, Mexico, Taiwan and Japan. She has been a guest soloist with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional of Mexico, the Orchestre symphonique de Sherbrooke, the Orchestre symphonique Longueuil and Ensemble Prestissimo. She is an active performer of contemporary music, having premiered many works for marimba and percussion. As a freelance musician, Catherine has played with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, I Musici chamber orchestra, National Ballet Orchestra, and Société de musique contemporaine du Québec to name a few. Catherine teaches percussion at the Crane School of Music at SUNY-Potsdam. She completed her Doctorate degree in Music in Performance at the Université de Montréal. She also holds degrees from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, McGill University, and University of Sherbrooke. Her teachers include Robert Van Sice, Serge Desgagnés, Andrei Malashenko, D'Arcy Gray, Pierre Béluse and Mario Boivin.

Catherine is also endorsed by the Pearl/Adams Corporation.

Gregory Lyons

Educator, Rapides Symphony Orchestra

Edward Freytag

Brandon Wood

North Star Percussion, Analog Apostles, Throwbacks

John Parker

Newspring Band, Buhler Band Program

Earl Yowell

Director Of Percussion Studies At Shenandoah Conservatory Of Music