Faculty & Staff

Dr. Kathleen Mulcahy

Director of Woodwinds | Clarinet

Term Assistant Professor of Music
  • Director of Woodwinds
  • Clarinet
  • B.M., Ohio State University
  • M.M. and Performer’s Certificate, Eastman School of Music
  • D.M.A., Ohio State University

Kathleen Mulcahy joined the George Mason University faculty as Adjunct Professor of Clarinet in 2012, and performs throughout the Washington, D.C. area as an orchestral and chamber musician. From 2014 – 2016 she served as clarinet and bass clarinet with the National Symphony Orchestra, and has held tenured positions with the Annapolis, Buffalo, and Grant Park Orchestras. She is principal clarinetist with the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, and appears regularly with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. An active chamber musician and recitalist, Dr. Mulcahy has appeared in venues throughout the D.C. region, and has been a featured soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Annapolis Symphony, and ProMusica (OH) Chamber Orchestra. In July 2017, she performed the world premiere of Howard Buss’ Divertissements for Clarinet and Percussion at the International Clarinet Association’s Clarinetfest in Orlando, FL.

Previously, Dr. Mulcahy served as a clarinet instructor at the State University of New York at Fredonia. She holds the DMA and BM degrees from The Ohio State University and the MM degree and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. Her principal teachers have included James Pyne, Peter Hadcock, and Kenneth Grant. Kathleen Mulcahy is a Buffet Group USA performing artist.

Contact Dr. Mulcahy:  kmulcah2@gmu.edu