Oral History Information
Cathy English grew up in a very musical family and began playing piano at the age of three. Both of her parents played as did Cathy and her brother. Their father arranged for the entire family to play music together for audiences in a variety of venues. Cathy played several instruments in school and when looking for a job she walked into her local music store, Singer Music, knowing she wanted to be around music. The store was purchased by Bertrands Music for which she continues to work in the role of store manager as well as serving band directors as a school road rep. Cathy participated in the Women of NAMM (WoN) leadership summit in October 2022. WoN is a council of NAMM dedicated to increasing female representation in the music industry by connecting, supporting and growing female leadership.