Catherine Victorsen's teachers included Edward Druzinsky, principal harp with the Chicago Symphony; Lucille Lawrence, Marjorie Tyre, Nancy Allen, and Frances Miller.
Victorsen won the 1999 National Welsh Eisteddfod Instrumental Competition and has attended the Tanglewood and Aspen Music Festivals. She performed as solo harpist of the Philharmonic Orchestra in Regensburg, Germany, from 1984-1991. While in Germany, she recorded a program of Irish harp music entitled The Songs of the Irish Harpers with vocalist Fran O'Rourke for West German Radio in Cologne.
Victorsen maintains an active private studio. She performs as a freelance musician throughout the Twin Cities.
Faculty member since 1992, also teaches harp for UNW Academy of Music
B.Mus. Boston University
M.M. University of Minnesota