Band and Strings Instructor
Katrina Archer has been involved with music in Calgary from a young age. She studied saxophone and cello at the University of Calgary, earning a Bachelor of Music Education specializing in Secondary Education in 2009. She holds a Bachelor of Education from St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick. As a musician, Ms. Archer has performed as a sectional cellist with the Symphony of the Kootenays, as well as performing with several local bands and ensembles in Calgary. Ms. Archer has become involved in the international El Sistema movement, which exposes at-risk youth to intense musical study on an instrument as a means to create positive social change within a community. To that end, she has been a part of instructing Philadelphia’s “Play On Philly” program, as well as Calgary’s Multicultural Youth Orchestra. She believes firmly in the power of musical study to positively transform individuals, communities, and society. At Central Memorial, Ms. Archer directs the String Orchestra program, co-conducts the Symphonic Band, and teaches advanced instrumental and choral musicianship classes.