Katie Chambers, based in Washington DC, first picked up at cello at the age of twelve. At Annapolis High School in Annapolis, MD, Katie was invited to play with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and was 4th chair on the Maryland All State Orchestra. At the University of Maryland, College Park, Katie studied with Evelyn Esling, professor of Chamber Music, Kenneth Slowick of the Smithsonian Early Music Program and David Soyer and Peter Wiley of Guarneri String Quartet. Katie played in the University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra and Musical Theater in such productions as Music Man and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. She received a scholarship to The San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2005, where she was principal cellist of the opera for Cendrillon and The Last Five Years. There she studied under the teaching Jean Michel Fonteneau and Mark Sokol of the Concord String Quartet. Other productions with the Conservatory include St. John's Passion. After the Conservatory, she returned to the University of Maryland to play principal cellist on Jane Eyere, the world premieres of Green Bird and Ash Girl. She continues to perform in various orchestras and ensembles around the DC, Maryland and Virginia area as well as teach cello, piano, violin and viola with her company Kinship Music Studios.