Katie Aufenthie

Katie Aufenthie has been singing and playing piano for as long as she can remember. Her grandmother, a former music educator, enrolled Katie in formal piano lessons at the age of five. Katie studied jazz in high school and recorded two CDs with the Lowndes County Jazz Band in Nashville, Tennessee.

Katie went on to study classical piano performance at Valdosta State University. Katie sang in the University’s Chamber Singers and toured England in 2014. While studying, Katie was the accompanist for First Presbyterian Church in Valdosta, Georgia. After graduating in 2015, Katie then moved to Portland, Oregon, to hone her ear training skills and play in musical bands. She toured the Pacific Northwest with a band called Mermaid in China and also debuted some of her own original music in a performance in New York City.

Katie has experience teaching composition, music theory, improvisation, ear training, arrangement, and accompanying, and more. Katie listened to WCPE while living in Georgia and always dreamed of working there. Her mission in life is to connect with others through music and learning, and art.