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.

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Prolific classical guitarist Gyan Riley's new album Sprig is an ecosystem of emotive instrumentals emerging from an intimate recording session in Joshua Tree's remote Harrison House.

"A sprig is this singular unit that can grow and expand outward in any sort of direction- there's endless possibilities," says Riley. "I really liked that as a compositional idea."

Rachel Barton Pine's new album is a synthesis of two composers whose works are imbued with a singular warmth and humanity from composers Max Bruch and Edward Elgar.

"Even though they were forty years apart from different countries, they felt like they would really work on the same album," says Pine, adding that the works of Bruch are "never far from her fingers."

University of Arkansas Music Department


Sometimes music helps us through our darkest moments.

That's exactly the case with "Pre-Existing Condition," which Stephen Caldwell, director of choral activities at the University of Arkansas, composed following the harrowing experience of caring for a newborn son born with seven heart conditions. 

The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas joins forces with the Fayetteville Jazz Collective to bring a night of iconic film music to the Walton Arts Center at 7pm on Saturday, March 10th.

Executive director Matthew Herren and Fayetteville Jazz Collective member Ben Harris joined Katy Henriksen at KUAF studios to talk about their passion for film scores and how their visual connections have tremendous power in the popular imagination.

Katy Henriksen, host of Of Note on 91.3, tells us about Saturday night's live Trillium Salon Series event with the Shadow Ensemble. They'll provide a live score to the silent classic The Passion of Joan of Arc. The performance and screening takes place at 7 p.m. Saturday at Artist's Laboratory Theater in Fayetteville.