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Kate Tamarkin

Described by Leonard Bernstein as “extremely musical, a vivid personality, and a strong performer”, Kate Tamarkin has had a distinguished career of 35 years as an orchestral conductor, conducting some of the world's leading orchestras from Chicago to Shanghai.  Bridging both the professional and academic worlds, Ms. Tamarkin recently retired from the University of Virginia, where she conducted the Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia for 11 seasons. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Kate has a deep interest in the use of music to promote healing.  She is a Certified Music Practitioner through the Music for Healing and Transition Program, and plays the Celtic harp as a Musician in Residence at the UVa Medical Center.  She is also the Program Coordinator for the Music by the Bedside program at the Hospice of the Piedmont.  This program assigns trained music practitioners to play at the bedside of hospice patients at every stage of their journey.  Combining a classical music background with a lifelong interest in the Cayce material, Kate has been a guest speaker at Unity of Charlottesville.