member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1989, Catherine Brubaker is a
graduate of the Juilliard School, where she was a student of William Lincer.
Other teachers include Karen Tuttle and Masao Kawasaki. Brubaker is a former
member of the Dallas and Seattle symphony orchestras. She has served on the
music faculty at Northwestern University, teaching orchestral repertoire for
An avid performer
of chamber music, she appears annually on the CSO chamber series and MusicNOW, the contemporary music series.
She has been a guest artist on WFMT "Live from Studio One" radio
broadcasts, and the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts series. Other recent guest
appearances include performances with the Pilgrim Chamber Players, Northwestern
University’s Winter Music Festival, Rembrandt Chamber Players and the Civitas
Ensemble. She has performed as soloist with the Kenosha Symphony and as
principal viola of Music of the Baroque.
Reared in a
musical family, Brubaker has siblings in the symphony orchestras of Minnesota,
Houston and Tucson. Both her parents were active music educators in Arizona,
where she grew up.
resides in Evanston with her husband Erik Snapp and their four children.