Catherine DeVos graduated with a B.A. in Music Education from the University of Missouri, St. Louis in 1978. Her flute teachers there were Jan Gippo and Jacob Berg. After moving to California she received a Master’s Degree in Flute Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory in 1984, where she studied with Yaada Weber. Presently conductor of Da Capo Youth Orchestra, Cathy has been on faculty at Holy Names Preparatory Music teaching private flute for seven years. She has been Instrumental Music Teacher at Piedmont Unified School District since 1981, and is currently director of orchestras for grades 4-12. Since 2009, Cathy also teaches private flute lessons at The Renaissance International School in Oakland. Cathy has been principal flutist in the Holy Names University Orchestra since 1990. Both of her children were involved in Preparatory Music as small children through their senior years in high school: Michael on cello (with Katherine Baird) and Molly on violin (with Robin Revelli).