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Katie Barrick: Profiles of a Nation

Among Those Leading America Into the 21st Century

Hailing from Wynnewood, Oklahoma, Chickasaw violinist Katie Barrick composed her first piece, “Caffeine Smile,” when she was 16 years old and a participant in the Chickasaw Arts Academy. At the Academy, she studied under the tutelage of Chickasaw classical composer and pianist Jerod Tate. Katie says she counts it a great honor to be a Chickasaw citizen and to be included in the ranks of such talented musicians who all share a common heritage.

Hailing from Wynnewood, Oklahoma, Chickasaw violinist Katie Barrick composed her first piece, “Caffeine Smile,” when she was 16 years old.

Katie Barrick


Hailing from Wynnewood, Oklahoma, Chickasaw violinist Katie Barrick is a senior at Oklahoma City University (OCU) majoring in Music Business. She studies violin in the studio of Samuel Formicola, a violinist with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and adjunct instructor of violin at Oklahoma City University. Katie also studied music composition for four years at the Chickasaw Summer Arts Academy under the tutelage of Chickasaw classical composer and pianist Jerod Tate. Her piece entitled “The Devil’s Advocate,” written for string quartet, was featured on the nationally released 2010 album “Oshtali: Music For String Quartet” and was performed at the 2012 State of Creativity Forum by members of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra. She also has two additional quartet pieces featured on the 2013 album “Tobachi: Chickasaw Nation Young Composers Recording Project.” Katie is a member of the OCU Symphony Orchestra and frequently plays at churches, festivals and other various events throughout the state.

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