Katie O’Hara LaBrie is a composer, conductor and clinician from Northern Virginia. She spent the first 15 years of her career teaching orchestra in public schools and is now focused on creating content for music educators through her compositions and clinic presentations. She is the co-founder of “The Big IDEA” practice method.  In 2022, she...
Katie O’Hara LaBrie is a composer, conductor and clinician from Northern Virginia. She spent the first 15 years of her career teaching orchestra in public schools and is now focused on creating content for music educators through her compositions and clinic presentations. She is the co-founder of “The Big IDEA” practice method.  In 2022, she was recognized as a Yamaha “40 Under 40” music educator.
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Consider Context: Make the Invisible Visible

In her memoir “Becoming,” Michelle Obama writes, “Even if we didn’t know the context, we were instructed to remember that context existed. Everyone on earth, they’d tell us, was carrying around an unseen history, and that alone deserved some tolerance.”

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