Masterclass Instructors


Ashley Rubio is an oboist and double reed teacher in San Antonio. She studied under David Herbert, former Austin Symphony English hornist, from 2003-2010. After graduating high school, she attended West Texas A&M University and studied with Dr. Robert J. Krause. While attending WT, she performed with the Symphonic Band at TMEA & CBDNA as well as toured with the Symphony Orchestra. In the summer of 2016, she was invited to attend the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival with the Adelante Winds in New York City. She currently resides in San Antonio and teachers double reed lessons and master classes.

Ashley Rubio

Catherine Handgen
Flute Instructor

Catherine Handgen is a flute instructor in San Antonio, Texas. As an educator Ms. Handgen helps her students achieve their goals by teaching problem-solving skills, focusing on the fundamentals of flute playing, and by addressing the whole person. Ms. Handgen’s students have successfully made it in the area band, gone on to study music at the University of North Texas, earned the highest scores in solo and ensemble competitions, and place first chair in their band programs.

In addition to teaching, Ms. Handgen is also an active performer with the San Antonio Wind Symphony as well as Fiesta Flutes. She also enjoys playing chamber music with her colleagues on a regular basis.


Ms. Handgen earned a Masters of Music in flute performance from Florida State University as well as bachelors degrees in music education and flute performance from the University of Northern Colorado. Her primary teachers include Eva Amsler and Dr. James Hall.