Katherine Sartori

Katherine Sartori, NBCT


Orchestra Director

Washington Middle School, Centennial Elementary, McKenny Elementary

Email: [email protected]


A photo of Ms. Sartori standing in front of a red wall, and smiling while holding her violin

Ms. Sartori started playing the violin in 4th grade when she was a student in the Bethel School District, and kept playing at school and in the Tacoma Youth Symphony till she graduated.  She attended Washington State University (go Cougs!), earning degrees in music performance and music education.  While studying in eastern Washington, she played regularly with the Washington-Idaho Symphony as violinist and violist. In lieu of studying abroad, Ms. Sartori went to Florida International University (in Miami) for a semester; while there, she got to participate in a full performance of Beethoven's 9th symphony, see her musical heroes - the Kronos String Quartet - perform live, and she learned that she really doesn't like cockroaches.  After leaving WSU, Ms. Sartori student- taught in the Puyallup School District before coming to Olympia in December of 2009. She loves living in Olympia, playing in the Olympia Symphony Orchestra, and getting to work with her amazing students!