Since third grade, Kaitlyn Witherspoon has been involved in orchestras, chamber groups and music camps, and has received awards for her artistry. Along the way she has become a youth mentor — as a teacher's assistant for her school district's elementary summer strings program and through the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras. Kaitlyn was the first recipient of the Eileen Phillips Cohen String Scholarship, a prestigious full-tuition scholarship for extraordinary student musicians at UW-Eau Claire, providing powerful support for her to achieve her dreams and make music that inspires others. Through her musical accomplishments and connections, Kaitlyn has proven herself to be a virtuoso AND valued volunteer.
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