Ms. Katahara has participated in summer festivals across the United States. In the summer of 2018, she served as principal harpist at the Aspen Music Festival and School. She spent previous summers as a fellow at the Music Academy of the West and the National Repertory Orchestra, as an Emerson Scholar at Interlochen Arts Camp, and at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.
Ms. Katahara began her orchestral studies in 2009 where she served as principal harpist in the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Philharmonic and has since performed with the American Youth Philharmonic and United States Army Orchestra. From 2010-2013, she participated in the Peabody Preparatory program where she studied with Michaela Trnkova. She later attended Interlochen Arts Academy where she graduated with honors and studied with Joan Holland. She is currently a Bachelor of Music degree candidate at the Colburn School where she studies with JoAnn Turovsky.