SSG Catherine Gerhiser

, violin


Savannah, GA

Joined the band:


Bachelor's Degree:

The Julliard School

Master's Degree:

The Julliard School

Staff Sergeant Catherine Gerhiser, a native of Savannah, Georgia, received her

Bachelor’s degree from the Juilliard School in 2005, and her Master’s in 2007, studying

with Masao Kawasaki. Prior to her time at The Juilliard School, she attended the

Cleveland Institute of Music Young Artist Program, studying with Linda Cerone. Her

many inspiring coaches and teachers include Michael Tilson Thomas, Joseph

Kalichstein, Joel Smirnoff, Bonnie Hampton, and John Mack, among others. SSG

Gerhiser has performed with the Tanglewood Music Festival, Music Academy of the

West, National Repertory Orchestra, and Spoleto Festival Orchestra. SSG Gerhiser has

appeared as soloist with the Savannah Symphony, the Hilton-Head Philharmonia, the

National Repertory Orchestra, The New World Symphony, and the US Army Orchestra.

Prior to joining the Strolling Strings, SSG Gerhiser spent four years in Miami, Florida,

playing with the New World Symphony, where she met her husband, Gene. SSG

Gerhiser loves exploring DC with her husband, two boys, Caleb and Tyler, and Odie.