Kathryn Schulmeister is a musician interested in exploring the capabilities of the double bass within diverse contexts of performance. Born in Hawaii, Kathryn began studies of the double bass at age 9. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and completed her Master of Music degree at McGill University in Montréal in May 2013, receiving numerous scholarships during her graduate studies including the Austrian Society Scholarship and the Sound Recording Competition Award (2nd Place).

With a wide range of musical interests including improvisation, experimental, classical, jazz, and avant-garde contemporary, Kathryn has performed with several adventerous new music ensembles including Boston’s Callithumpian Consort, Montréal’s Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Chicago’s Fonema Consort, and the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra.