Katia Osorio is a Honduran-American bassoonist born and raised in Houston, TX. Passionate about advocacy and minority representation within the classical music industry, she aims to use her platform as a musician as an opportunity to challenge and broaden the standards that systemically exclude marginalized artists through performance, concert curation and other creative projects.
In October 2018, Katia created, organized, and directed The University of Texas at Austin’s first ever Hispanic Heritage Month Concert, a two-hour concert that showcased 20 student performances of repertoire written exclusively by Hispanic/Latinx composers. She is also the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Exposure—a digital database that focuses on filling the void of available resources for works by minority composers. Launched in June 2019, Exposure hosts a video concert series that features performances, biographies, and access to similar resources of these works.
Additionally, Katia is a recipient of the 2018-19 Richard E. Rainwater Innovation Grant, and runner-up recipient for the University of Texas at Austin’s President’s Award for Global Learning, an international grant competition open to UT students of all disciplines. Both grants were written for Exposure.
Katia holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance from The University of Texas at Austin where she studied with Kristin Wolfe Jensen, and will be pursuing a Master of Music in Performance at Yale University this fall under the tutelege of Frank Morelli. »