Katie Morell is a native of Dunmore, Pennsylvania and has been playing the clarinet for seventeen years. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education and a Clarinet Performance Certificate from The Pennsylvania State University. At Penn State Katie was active in the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Philharmonic Orchestra, chamber groups, and the marching Blue Band. 

She received her Master of Music in clarinet performance and is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts in clarinet performance at The Ohio State University. She a Graduate Teaching Associate for the clarinet studio and in music education assisting in Woodwind Techniques.

Her primary teachers have included Smith Toulson, Dr. Anthony Costa, James Pyne, and Dr. Caroline Hartig.