Katherine McBain

Katherine McBain

Title: Adjunct Lecturer, Horn
Department: Music
Building: FAC 2118 (Center for the Musical Arts)


  • Doctor of Musical Arts, Horn Performance & Literature, Eastman School of Music
  • Master of Music, Eastman School of Music
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, University of Houston


KATHERINE CAROTHERS McBAIN completed a DMA in Horn Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music in 2008. She previously earned a Master of Music degree from Eastman and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Houston. An active performer and recitalist, McBain has performed with various orchestras including the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Rochester Chamber Orchestra, Kalamazoo Symphony, Illinois Symphony, and the Round Top International Institute Festival Orchestra.  In addition to her post at UT Tyler, she teaches Horn at Tyler Junior College and performs in several local orchestras, including Texarkana Symphony Orchestra, Tyler Civic Chorale Orchestra, and Longview Symphony Orchestra.  With an interest in new solo repertoire for horn, McBain has commissioned two new pieces, one of which, Mountain Sketches by Paul Johnston, won the International Horn Society Composition Contest in 2014.  She has taught at the University level since 2005, having held posts at the University of Rochester, Nazareth College, and from 2007-2015, Eastern Illinois University.