A passionate and creative performer, Kate Amrine is a prominent young trumpet player balancing a multifaceted career from developing new repertoire and curating concerts to freelancing with many different groups in the New York City. Recent performances include an off broadway run of Duncan Sheik’s new musical “Alice by Heart” and various gigs with her brass ensemble eGALitarian.
Kate 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 released in 2017 - featuring new music by women composers. Through this project, she was invited to present recitals at various festivals and events including the International Women’s Brass Conference and the Women Composer’s Festival of Hartford. Kate is currently finishing up her second album to be released in Fall 2019 featuring music inspired by politics and social concepts.
Kate is very passionate about increasing diversity and representation in the women’s brass community. She is a co leader of eGalitarian – an ensemble of women brass players playing music by women composers and advocating for women in the community. She is also half of the team behind Brass Chicks – a blog dedicated to celebrating the work of female brass players with guest posts and interviews. As an educator, Kate enjoys teaching private lessons in her own studio and as an Adjunct Instructor at New York University.
Check out this recent interview with Kate on Denis Wick's Podcast, This Is You.