Cathryn Gross was born in
El Paso, Texas and began the study of the clarinet at age 8. She
earned a B.M. degree from the Eastman School of Music and an M.M.
from the Indiana University School of Music. Her major teachers
have included Eli Eban, James Campbell, Charles Neidich and Alfred
Before joining the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra as
interim second clarinet at the beginning of the 2002-03 season, she
played acting principal clarinet for one season with the Louisville
Orchestra, principal clarinet with the Augusta (GA) Symphony and
second clarinet with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra for four
seasons. She won second prize in the International Clarinet
Association Young Artists Competition in 1990. Away from music,
"Trina" enjoys knitting.