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Katelyn Petersen

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Katelyn Petersen


Katelyn Petersen (b. 2000, San Antonio, Tx.) is an American musician, artist and composer.

From a very early age, Ms. Petersen been a self-taught visual artist and has developed a particular interest for textures, shapes, and color. Beginning with piano and violin, she switched to cello at age 10. Ms. Petersen is completing [2022] two Bachelor of Music degrees, in composition and cello performance, at the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University. Katelyn’s composition teachers include Xi Wang, Lane Harder, and Robert J. Frank. She is also a proud cello student of Andres Diaz.

Ms. Petersen realized in her freshman year of college that she had a unique neurodivergence called synesthesia, which is a complex blending of all five bodily senses. Ever since then, she has experimented with interdisciplinary arts, composing pieces based off my own visual art. With multi-sensory inspirations from synesthesia and a strong influence from film scores, Katelyn’s original music evokes literal colors and textures of sound. Her focus on chamber music is expanding to larger works and interdisciplinary projects, including a premiere by the South Texas Symphonic Orchestra in Fall 2022.

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