Kathryn Hufnagle

Kathryn Hufnagle Cello Lessons

Sr. Teaching Artist - Cello


A native of Northern Virginia, Kathryn Hufnagle has returned to the area as of the summer of 2014. Most recently Kathryn has held the position of Associate Principal cello of the South Dakota Symphony, a position she held for seven years. In 2003 she received her bachelor of music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA having studied with David Wells and Peter Stumpf. Ms. Hufnagle received her master of music degree in 2007 from the Cleveland Institute of Music having studied with Stephen Geber, retired Principal Cello of the Cleveland Orchestra. In addition to playing in South Dakota, Kathryn has also served as Principal Cello of the Sioux City Symphony. She has also performed with the Omaha Symphony, Canton Symphony, New World Symphony, Mansfield Symphony (OH), New Bedford Symphony (MA), and the Boston Philharmonic. An active chamber and collaborative musician, Kathryn is a former member of the Sioux City Symphony String Quartet and the Augustana String Quartet. Both ensembles had a main mission of performing recitals and outreach concerts all over the Midwest.

While in South Dakota Ms. Hufnagle became widely known and respected for her love of teaching and successes of her students. She enjoyed working with younger students in her private Suzuki studio while guiding college students during her tenure at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD. Kathryn has received fellowships to attend Tanglewood Music Center and the Aspen Music Festival. In 2007 she received the Samuel Mayes Memorial Cello Award from the Tanglewood Music Center for musical excellence. She has also participated in music festivals such as the National Repertory Orchestra, Yellow Barn, and Meadowmount. Kathryn was born into a musical family and began her cello studies at the age of 9. She currently resides in Alexandria with her husband, Scott and son, Avi.


Email potomac@gmu.edu or call 703-993-9889 for more information about Kathryn Hufnagle.