A passionate and creative performer, Kate Amrine is a trumpet player balancing a multifaceted career from developing new repertoire and curating concerts to freelancing with many different groups in the New York City area. Recent performances include a tour of Japan with the New York Symphonic Ensemble and a new opera at BAM with A Far Cry. Kate also frequently performs on Broadway and in other regional musical theater productions both in and outside of the NYC area.
She is extremely dedicated to commissioning and performing new music, premiering over 30 pieces both as a soloist and a chamber musician. Kate’s debut album "As I Am" was recently released on November 7th featuring new music by women composers. She commissioned half of the pieces and successfully crowdfunded 80% of the costs of the project. Through this project, she was invited to present recitals at various festivals and events including the Women Composer’s Festival of Hartford, the Women of the World Festival of Baltimore, and the International Women’s Brass Conference.
In addition to performing, Kate has enjoyed teaching all ages and experience levels for the past ten years. She is currently an Adjunct Instructor at New York University, where she has been teaching private lessons to undergraduates since 2013. Kate also maintains her own private studio and teaches at an after school program in Harlem. Kate has also taught for several years at various El Sistema inspired programs including the Harmony Program and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Orchkids.
Kate originally began playing trumpet in 4th grade and after several bi-yearly trips to hear music in NYC while growing up, she knew she wanted to make NYC her home. Kate earned a Master of Music degree from Peabody Conservatory and a Bachelor of Music degree from New York University.
Kate performs frequently as a soloist and a chamber musician in many musical settings -- orchestras, chamber concerts, wedding bands, pit orchestras, and more. She also works as a contractor hiring musicians for various regional theater productions, orchestras, church services, and other events. Kate is currently teaching all ages and ability levels both in private lessons and group classes. Kate also has experience coaching chamber music groups and working with brass sections in youth orchestras.