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Cathleen Merle Jeffcoat, musician, educator. Recipient Hungarian Government scholarship, Hungarian Ministry of Culture, 1993-1996, Masonic scholarship, Grand Lodge of Western Australia, 1989, Returned Servicemen's Leagues scholarship, Returned Servicemen's League, Perth, 1989, Masonic scholarship, Grand Lodge of Western Australia, 1991, 1992.


Jeffcoat, Cathleen Merle was born on February 20, 1971 in Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia. Arrived in the United States, 1997. Daughter of Norman Dingwall Jeffcoat.


Bachelor of Music, Western Australian Conservatorium of Music, Perth, Australia, 1992. Artists' Certified, Franz Liszt Music Academy, Budapest, Hungary, 1996. Master of Music, University of Maryland, 1999.

DMA, University of Maryland, 2002.


Violin teacher, Perth, Australia, 1989—1993, Budapest, 1993—1996. Head of string department Servite College, Tuart Hill, 1989. Violin teacher St. Denis' Primary School, 1989, Carmel Primary School, Dianella, 1991—1992.

Teacher American International School, Budapest, 1994—1996. Violin teacher Perth, 1996—1997. Violin and viola teacher College Park, Maryland, 1997—2002.

Violin faculty District of Columbia Youth Orchestra, Washington, 2001—2002. Violin, viola, and chamber music professor Peabody Institute, Baltimore, since 2002. Violin and viola teacher, since 2002.

Programming assistant Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, 2001—2002. Assistant to music director and artistic director Grand Teton Music Festival, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 2000—2001. Assistant coordinator National Orchestral Institute and the William Kapell International Piano Competition, College Park, 1997—1998.

Assistant manager National Orchestral Institute and the University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra, College Park, 1999—2001. Guest lecturer Western Australian Conservatorium of Music, Perth, 1995. Guest professor Franz Liszt Academy Music, Budapest, 1995—1996.

Director chamber music, violin professor Georgetown University, Washington, since 2004.


  • Other Work

    • Musician (violinist): Singapore Symphony Orchestra, tour to Malaysia, Germany and Switzerland, Bach Sinfonia, Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra, Wyoming, Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Symphony Orchestra. Musician: (rank and file violinist). Musician: (violinist) Hungarian Radio and television Symphony Orchestra.

      Musician: (concert artist) solo and chamber music concerts, United States, Hungary, Australia. Assistant concertmaster: Chamber Orchestra American.


Member of Maryland String Teachers Association, College Music Society, American String Teachers Association, District of Columbia Teachers Association (membership chair since 2003).


Norman Dingwall Jeffcoat. Jeffcoat