Katie Seigfried grew up in Mesa, Arizona, where she developed a passion for music through dance, piano, choir, and violin. Her young achievements include All-State Orchestra and Choir, being a featured soloist of Mesa High Orchestras, performing in the pit orchestra, founding the Jackrabbit Fiddlers Club, and being a recipient of the ABODA Music Educators Scholarship.
Katie continued her studies at Northern Arizona University, earning degrees in Music Education & Violin Performance, and serving as concertmistress of NAU Symphony and Chamber Orchestras. She also played violin with the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra and performed throughout Northern Arizona with the Wren Quartet. As part of the Suzuki long-term teaching training program, Katie also completed her registration for violin books 1-10, and taught private lessons, group classes, masterclasses, and workshops.
Throughout her career, Katie has performed with various local orchestras and ensembles. She has taught music in public schools, magnet programs, private and group lessons, outreach programs, festivals and workshops. Always striving to expand her pedagogical knowledge and skills, her training includes further enrichment courses in the Suzuki Method, Music Mind Games, and Paul Rolland String Pedagogy.
Katie, her husband, and three kids now reside in Saginaw, Michigan, where she is an active teacher and professional violinist. She currently plays with various local ensembles, including Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra, Midland Symphony Orchestra, and Sarah Regal Band. Katie also runs her own private violin studio, teaches with Violin Club, an outreach program of Mountain Springs Music Inc, and serves as a faculty and board member of Mountain Springs Music Festival.