Katchie Cartwright, Ph.D., combines an extensive background in musical performance as a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist with teaching and ethnomusicology, specializing in improvisational traditions of the world. As a Fulbright Senior Specialist for the U.S. Department of State, she has assisted schools in Europe, the Middle East, and West Africa. Dr. Cartwright also served on the board of directors of the Hague-based International Association of Schools of Jazz, and as longtime chair of the Sisters in Jazz mentorship program for the International Association for Jazz Education. She earned her doctorate in music from The Graduate School of the City University of New York, an MA in Music from Queens College, and a BS in Music Performance from The City University of New York. She is a Professor of Music at Northwest Vista College, a post she has held since 2006. Her discography includes a variety of albums under her own name and as a side musician. She performs regularly in San Antonio as a freelance flutist and with her world-jazz ensembles, Le Monde Caché and the Cartwright/Oppenheim Quintet.