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

The third KUAF Fulbright Summer Chamber Music concert of the season features Brahms and Prokofiev. Professor Stephen Gates, cellist for the ensemble, talks to Katy Henriksen about these works. 

Rogers native Atticus Mulkey, a violinist studying at the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, is in Northwest Arkansas to raise money to get to the Aspen Music Festival. He speaks to Katy Henriksen about why classical music is important and how he plans to raise the funds to get to Aspen.

German pianist and composer Ratko Delorko was a visiting professor at the University of Arkansas's music department this past winter. Delorko stopped by the Firmin-Garner Performance Studio for a performance of both classical and original compositions.

The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas performs Mahler's Adagietto from his 5th symphony and Beethoven's 9th for its April concert. Director Paul Haas discusses the program with host Katy Henriksen.

Katy Henriksen discusses the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas's final concert of the season with Music Director Paul Haas.

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