Katherine Hoover

Katherine Hoover

katherine hoover

Listen to Katherine playing Kokopeli.

Katherine Hoover

Papagena Press Founder

Katherine (December 2, 1937 – September 21, 2018) was born in West Virginia and resided in New York during her active career as composer, conductor, and flutist.

She was the recipient of National Flute Association’s 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award, a National Endowment Composer’s Fellowship and many other awards, including an American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award (1994) in Composition.

Six of her pieces won the National Flute Association’s Newly Published Music Competition.

Theodore Presser is the exclusive world-wide distributor for Papagena Press. Papagena's current catalogue of Katherine's works includes 90 individual titles. Many of these have one or more significant rearrangements. Of special importance are two compositions, that Katherine's has gifted to all people.

Recordings of her music have been published by Koch Entertainment, Delos Music, Parnassus Records, Gasparo, Summit Records, Centaur Records (ref: HBDirect), Cantilena Records, BMG/Bayer Music Group, Boston Records, Leonarda Classical Recordings. Albany Records, Fleur de Son, Innova, North Pacific Music,

Katherine's Life


Composed from Katherine's bio's, husband and son.


Searchable by titles or any of 14 catagories.


Introductions to 4 interviews with links to the original.


Katherine shared the first five with pride.

Many Thanks

To those whom improved this website.


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In Memoriam

Katherine's husband and son have established this website to memorialize Katherine and her legacy. Every effort will be made to accurately and precisely detail her life, philosophy, and work. Unfortunately, she was taken from us suddenly. Thankfully, Papagena Press will continue forward, managed by her family.

Exploring rooms and computers full of her music, notes, and research would take the family years to review and document fully. Thankfully, an archive is being established to preserve her work and to facilitate research. This website will improve as discoverIes become updates. Missing research notes, program notes, arrangements, and remembrances will be added as we move forth. The family is looking forward to corresponding with her peers and protoges in search of such details.

Katherine's family wishes to thank everyone for their support this past year. Gloriously, she survives through her music and poems.