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Kathy Cathey, BME
Early Childhood Music, Prep Groups, CODA
Community School of the ArtsKathy Cathey received her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Wheaton College, with further studies in cello performance at the Mozarteum and further studies in Music Education at the Orff Institute, both in Salzburg, Austria. Kathy has been teaching Early Childhood music classes at the Community School of the Arts (CSA) since 1994, and is certified in both Kindermusik and Musikgarten curricula. Kathy’s previous experience includes teaching in two elementary schools and at a Montessori preschool. She is part of CSA’s outreach program, CODA, and regularly travels to Africa and refugee camps in Vienna, Austria to work with children living in poverty.

Karen Kuite, BA
Early Childhood Music
Community School of the ArtsKaren Kuite earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University and studied piano for 14 years. She is a licensed early childhood music and movement specialist, having completed coursework requirements for certification to teach all levels of Kindermusik® and Musikgarten® curricula. Prior to joining the faculty of the Community School of the Arts at Wheaton College in 2009, Karen taught early childhood music and private piano lessons for 13 years, and is also the founder and director of the Early Childhood Music Program at College Church in Wheaton. She also teaches music classes at the Wheaton Bible Preschool. Karen is passionate about the importance of developmentally appropriate, hands-on musical training for all children.

Ann Storm, MA, BA
Early Childhood Music, CODA
Community School of the ArtsAnn Storm holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and Biology from Augustana College in Rock Island and her Master of Arts in Voice and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa.   Ann has been teaching early childhood music at Wheaton College’s Community School of the Arts for the past 16 years.  Additionally, she is an instructor for the CODA (Community Outreach for Developing Artists) program and currently serves as the coordinator of the Early Childhood Music Program.  She is fully certified in Kindermusik® and Musikgarten® instructional methods and curricula, and she regularly participates in ongoing educational initiatives in those areas.  Prior to joining the faculty at CSA, her background included teaching elementary school music classes (K-8), private voice instruction, and various solo performances with community orchestras and choral ensembles.

Carol Ourada, BME
Suzuki Strings, Early Childhood Music, CODA
Community School of the ArtsCarol Ourada, cellist, received her Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the University of Illinois. She also received a Certificate of Observation and Study from the Talent Education Institute in Matsumoto, Japan, studying violin with Shinichi Suzuki. Carol has been teaching in the Suzuki Program of the Community School of the Arts (CSA) at Wheaton College for thirty years and has been teaching early childhood music classes there for fourteen years. Her CSA studio consists primarily of cello students, with some violin and viola. In addition, she teaches in the CSA community outreach program, CODA, offering music classes to refugee and at-risk children. Carol is certified to teach the Musikgarten, Kindermusik, and Suzuki Early Childhood curricula. In 2007 she was awarded the ASTA Outstanding Studio Teacher of Illinois. She is currently on the Suzuki Association of the Americas Board of Directors and was the coordinator for the 12th Biennial SAA Conference. Carol is also a Suzuki parent of two children, and is a frequent clinician at workshops and Suzuki institutes around the country.

Joyce Anne Wilder, MM, BM
Early Childhood Music, Suzuki Groups, CODA
Community School of the ArtsJoyce Anne Wilder received her Master’s Degree in flute performance from The University of Michigan and her undergraduate degree also in flute performance from Wichita State University. Joyce Anne was a flutist in the Wichita Symphony for 30 years. She was also the flute instructor at Southwestern College for 28 years and has been teaching flute for thirty-six years. She was the principal flutist in both the Wichita Metropolitan Ballet Orchestra and the Wichita Grand Opera Orchestra until moving to Chicago in 2008. Most recently, she has performed with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. She and her husband (Michael Wilder, Dean of Arts and Communication at Wheaton College) teach every summer at the MasterWorks Music Festival in Indiana. She and Michael have eleven children, and they are blessed to be able to perform chamber music with several of them. Joyce Anne was certified to teach Musikgarten in 1996 and loves sharing music with young children. She and Michael have been homeschooling their children since 1990.

Kathy Cathey, BME
Early Childhood Music, Prep Groups, CODA
Community School of the ArtsKathy Cathey received her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Wheaton College, with further studies in cello performance at the Mozarteum and further studies in Music Education at the Orff Institute, both in Salzburg, Austria. Kathy has been teaching Early Childhood music classes at the Community School of the Arts (CSA) since 1994, and is certified in both Kindermusik and Musikgarten curricula. Kathy’s previous experience includes teaching in two elementary schools and at a Montessori preschool. She is part of CSA’s outreach program, CODA, and regularly travels to Africa and refugee camps in Vienna, Austria to work with children living in poverty.

Karen Kuite, BA
Early Childhood Music
Community School of the ArtsKaren Kuite earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University and studied piano for 14 years. She is a licensed early childhood music and movement specialist, having completed coursework requirements for certification to teach all levels of Kindermusik® and Musikgarten® curricula. Prior to joining the faculty of the Community School of the Arts at Wheaton College in 2009, Karen taught early childhood music and private piano lessons for 13 years, and is also the founder and director of the Early Childhood Music Program at College Church in Wheaton. She also teaches music classes at the Wheaton Bible Preschool. Karen is passionate about the importance of developmentally appropriate, hands-on musical training for all children.

Ann Storm, MA, BA
Early Childhood Music, CODA
Community School of the ArtsAnn Storm holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and Biology from Augustana College in Rock Island and her Master of Arts in Voice and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa.   Ann has been teaching early childhood music at Wheaton College’s Community School of the Arts for the past 16 years.  Additionally, she is an instructor for the CODA (Community Outreach for Developing Artists) program and currently serves as the coordinator of the Early Childhood Music Program.  She is fully certified in Kindermusik® and Musikgarten® instructional methods and curricula, and she regularly participates in ongoing educational initiatives in those areas.  Prior to joining the faculty at CSA, her background included teaching elementary school music classes (K-8), private voice instruction, and various solo performances with community orchestras and choral ensembles.

Carol Ourada, BME
Suzuki Strings, Early Childhood Music, CODA
Community School of the ArtsCarol Ourada, cellist, received her Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the University of Illinois. She also received a Certificate of Observation and Study from the Talent Education Institute in Matsumoto, Japan, studying violin with Shinichi Suzuki. Carol has been teaching in the Suzuki Program of the Community School of the Arts (CSA) at Wheaton College for thirty years and has been teaching early childhood music classes there for fourteen years. Her CSA studio consists primarily of cello students, with some violin and viola. In addition, she teaches in the CSA community outreach program, CODA, offering music classes to refugee and at-risk children. Carol is certified to teach the Musikgarten, Kindermusik, and Suzuki Early Childhood curricula. In 2007 she was awarded the ASTA Outstanding Studio Teacher of Illinois. She is currently on the Suzuki Association of the Americas Board of Directors and was the coordinator for the 12th Biennial SAA Conference. Carol is also a Suzuki parent of two children, and is a frequent clinician at workshops and Suzuki institutes around the country.

Joyce Anne Wilder, MM, BM
Early Childhood Music, Suzuki Groups, CODA
Community School of the ArtsJoyce Anne Wilder received her Master’s Degree in flute performance from The University of Michigan and her undergraduate degree also in flute performance from Wichita State University. Joyce Anne was a flutist in the Wichita Symphony for 30 years. She was also the flute instructor at Southwestern College for 28 years and has been teaching flute for thirty-six years. She was the principal flutist in both the Wichita Metropolitan Ballet Orchestra and the Wichita Grand Opera Orchestra until moving to Chicago in 2008. Most recently, she has performed with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. She and her husband (Michael Wilder, Dean of Arts and Communication at Wheaton College) teach every summer at the MasterWorks Music Festival in Indiana. She and Michael have eleven children, and they are blessed to be able to perform chamber music with several of them. Joyce Anne was certified to teach Musikgarten in 1996 and loves sharing music with young children. She and Michael have been homeschooling their children since 1990.