Kaitlyn Korogy is has been the a member of Downbeat since 2007 and lead trombone since 2008. While she plays trombone with Downbeat, it has never been her primary instrument. A classically-trained cellist, she studied at San Diego State University. She works at the San Diego Youth Symphony, running the organization’s vast collection of musical instruments as the Instrument Librarian. An advocate of music education, she also teaches cello and other stringed instruments for SDYS and the Community Opus Project in Chula Vista. In addition to her work with SDYS, she teaches cello privately and performs live and in studio for a variety of genres.