Katie Barrick

Meet Our People – The Enduring Spirit of the Chickasaw Nation

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.