Kathryn Hershberger holds a B.M. in viola performance from Indiana University. Her teachers have included Mimi Zweig, Rostislav Dubinsky, Csaba Erdélyi, Jerry Horner, Stacia Spencer, and Eleanor Briccetti. After teaching with the Indianapolis Academy of Music for twelve years, Kathy began her own private studio starting the fall of 2009. Hershberger Studio is for the students between the ages 4-18 studying the violin or viola. She currently is on faculty for Anderson University’s summer string camp, viola section coach for Music For All. Additionally, she substitutes with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and frequently works in the recording studio, and is a very active chamber musician, serving as violinist and violist for Cecilia Strings.
Kathy has been the principal violist of the Kokomo Symphony and the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, assistant principal of Lafayette Symphony and Marion Symphony, and was a founding member of the Fishers Chambers players. She has toured with groups such as Manheim Steamroller, and Celtic Woman. She has been a private violin and viola instructor for the IU String Academy, a chamber coach and teaching assistant for the IU Summer String Academy, and a teacher for the Bedford Young Violinist Program. In addition, she was an adjunct faculty member at Butler University teaching violin pedagogy.
Kathy is very active in the musical education community and has been a judge for the Indiana Wesleyan/Taylor University Concerto competition and for Symphony in Color, overseen seating auditions and viola sectionals for the Indiana All-State Orchestra, acted as a chamber coach for the New World Chamber Music program, served as a speaker at the ASTA National Conference, and served a two-year position as the INASTA private studio teacher liaison. She lives in Indianapolis with her two daughters; Fiona and Freya.