Katy Henriksen

KUAF host of "Of Note", Arts Director and contributor of "Ozarks at Large"

Katy Henriksen is a Fayetteville native who grew up in a musical household. She began violin lessons at age six and later added voice, viola and piano to her musical studies. She was briefly a music major at the University of Arkansas before switching over to print journalism (B.A. '00, M.A. '03) and she's been covering arts and culture ever since, both here in Northwest Arkansas and in New York City, where she lived from 2004 to 2008. 

She's covered arts and culture for the Brooklyn Rail, New Pages, Oxford American, Paste, the Poetry Project Newsletter, Publishers Weekly, Venus Zine, Wondering Sound and others. You may have seen her documentary Rare Edition, about the Dickson Street Bookshop, on AETN. Her favorite violin concerto is Mendelssohn's Concerto in E minor. In addition to joining KUAF as the classical music and arts producer, she's the music editor for The Rumpus, an online cultural magazine based in San Francisco.

Ways To Connect

Young adult author Lois Lowry has a knack for accessing the perspective of a teen and writer Zadie Smith tells us that she's obsessed with the idea of freedom.

These two very different authors headline this year's True Lit Fayetteville Literary Festival, which began today and runs through Oct. 8. 

If you missed our June 24 live broadcast of the Artosphere Festival Orchestra's Transfigured Night concert from the Great Hall of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art hosted by news director Kyle Kellams and myself, now's your chance to hear it in its entirety.

Miles Dayton Fish

Antonio Vivaldi is ubiquitous today but that wasn't always the case. Miles Dayton Fish, a professor of music at Northwest Arkansas Community College, has visited Italy for years, delving into Vivaldi archives to find out how this illustrious composer was nearly lost to obscurity. Fish stopped by to explain exactly how and why this happened (interview originally aired on  the Thursday, Sept. 24, Of Note with Katy Henriksen).

Pianist's Passion is People

Sep 15, 2015

Pianist Joel Fan's passion lies not just in music, but in using music as a way of connecting humanity. In a recent interview on Of Note, Fan spoke with Katy Henriksen about his interest in reaching out to his audience through his music. “As a musician and a pianist, my goal has always been to explore boundaries and even break them,” he explains. The full interview can be heard below.

"Amadeus" Is Living, Breathing Art

Sep 15, 2015

It's not too late to catch a performance of Theatre Squared's production of Amadeus. The play’s star and co-director Sean Patrick Reilly and Artistic Director Robert Ford recently stopped by the Of Note studio to share their insight with Katy Henriksen about the experience of live theatre. "Something happens in front of the live audience. I think it’s the only way to really experience art,” explains Reilly. Hear the rest of what Reilly and Ford had to say about the production by clicking below.