Kathleen Chau is a retired military clarinetist, having served in the U.S. Navy’s premier musical ensemble, the U.S. Navy Band Washington, DC. As a member of this White House support unit, she performed with the Concert and Ceremonial Bands, traveled extensively throughout the United States in support of high level military and international events, and entertained thousands of concert patrons annually. Kathleen also held several key organizational roles. She initially managed the band’s administrative services and was subsequently appointed to supervise fiscal and supply operations.
Following her military retirement, she has operated a small business devoted to early childhood development, and presently serves as Executive Assistant with the International Clarinet Association and also as Music Program Coordinator at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. A graduate of Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Administration, Kathleen continues to perform in a variety of ensembles in the Washington, DC area, and especially enjoys the fun and camaraderie of the small community bands of Northern Michigan.