Cathy A. Ogram, Clarinet
A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Cathy Ogram graduated from Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music, before joining the military. Cathy was a career clarinetist with The United States Army Field Band, the nation’s premiere touring concert band. In addition, she was a soloist, founder and Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of the educational outreach ensemble, the Woodwind Ambassadors, clinician and chamber musician and Training NCO.
During this time, Ms Ogram also competed in International Competition, placing four years in a row, and was 2nd place winner one year.
After leaving the military, Ms Ogram accepted the position as Music Director of Hargrave Military Academy, and Principal Clarinetist with the Danville Symphony. During the summers, Cathy was an instructor for the Army School of Music.
Upon leaving Hargrave Military Academy, Cathy attended Old Dominion University, receiving her Masters Degree, summa cum laude, and began as the clarinet and ensemble instructor for the Governor’s School for the Arts. Ms Ogram also served as the Band Director for Greenbrier Christian Academy. She assumed the role as Virginia State Chair for the International Clarinet Association in 2010, and is a member of the Youth Outreach Committee. Ms Ogram performs with the Tidewater Winds, Virginia Wind Symphony, Omega Recording Studio’s Washington Winds, Soundsurge Recording Studio, among other groups.