Dr. Katherine Decker is the Assistant Professor of Cello and Double Bass at the University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley. She is also a member of the award-winning contemporary chamber ensemble, enhakē and the Brownsville Faculty Piano Trio. She made her solo debut with the Valparaiso University Symphony Orchestra in 2001 and since then, has performed extensively as a solo and chamber artist throughout the US. She will be touring Greece and Turkey this coming year with the Brownsville Faculty Piano Trio. Before her time with enhakē, Dr. Decker was a member of the Eppes String Quartet with whom she performed throughout the United States and as a part of the Promising Artists of the 21st Century series in Costa Rica. Additionally she has performed with numerous orchestras including the Valley Symphony Orchestra, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, the Columbus Symphony, and the Elgin Symphony. She served as principal cellist and chamber artist in residence with the Albany Symphony Orchestra for the past three years. She has performed in masterclasses with Zuill Bailey, Thomas Landschoot, the Miami String Quartet, and Wesley Baldwin. Dr. Decker received her MM and DMA from the Florida State University. She also does extensive research in the field of unknown 19thcentury cello repertoire and published her treatise on Georg Goltermann’s cello music in 2011.