Composer, clarinetist, and educator, Catherine Neville’s music has premiered in New York City, Seattle, Moscow, San Diego, Baltimore, and Birmingham, Alabama. In 2021, she was awarded the “Audience Choice Award” from the Spread Spectrum Music Festival in Moscow, and was a semi-finalist in the Juventas Ensemble's call for scores on the theme of Memory and Hope. Her work for electric guitar and vibraphone, "Three Pieces on Paintings by Kandinsky" was selected for use in composition workshops by Art Beyond the Ink, Brooklyn, NY. In 2019, she was a featured composer on the “The Muse’s Voice” concert series at Barnard College. Her Carnegie Hall debut will take place in February of 2022.
Neville joined the New York Composers Circle in 2017, with the premiere of “The Witch,” at Scorca Hall, in Manhattan. “Birds,” a quartet for winds and strings, was selected for performance by the Birmingham Art Music Alliance at the University of Alabama in 2018. Also in 2018, the Sunderman Wind Quintet, comprised by members of the faculty of Gettysburg College, premiered “Filaments for Wind Quintet” in Manhattan.
In the spring of 2020, as the pandemic descended upon the world, Neville’s musical activities turned online: “Danses” for solo violin was commissioned and premiered online by Dan Flanagan at the University of California at Berkley. “Danses” also appeared as a part of the Spread Spectrum Online Music Festival in Moscow, and again in June of 2020 at Baltimore’s An Die Musik Live, performed by Audrey Wright, associate concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. In August of that year, “Filaments, for Wind Quintet” was selected by the Ladies Quintessential Quintet of Seattle for their virtual residency. During the summer of 2021, members of the Quintessential Quintet again selected Neville’s work, this time “Mukuntuweap: Three movements Inspired by Zion National Park” for studio recording and live concert performance.
Neville has several premieres scheduled for 2021 and 2022: Claudia Dumschat will perform works for solo organ, at the Church of the Transfiguration in Manhattan; works for solo flute and harp are scheduled for an online performance by Nicaulis Alliey, flute, and Joseph Rebman, harp, in September of 2021. “I’d Like to Hear More of This,” and "Mukuntuweap," for string quartet will appear as a part of the National Opera Center’s 2021-2022 concert season. “Idyll,” for solo violin, will premiere on "The Bow and the Brush" program at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Recital Hall. The result of a commission from the electric guitar and vibraphone duo Ictus Novus, “Three Pieces on Paintings by Kandinsky.” Ictus Novus will premiere the work in the spring of 2022. Neville's debut album, comprised of chamber music for woodwinds, is set for release in the winter of 2021 on all streaming platforms.
An alumna of Interlochen Arts Academy, Neville holds degrees from Hofstra University (MS ’01), the State University of New York at Stony Brook (BA ’99), and currently studies music composition with Jeff Nichols at the Aaron Copland School of Music in Queens, New York.