Kate Amrine enjoys teaching all ages and experience levels in addition to performing with a variety of groups as a professional trumpet player in New York City. Ms. Amrine has been an Adjunct Instructor at New York University for seven years, where she teaches private undergraduate trumpet lessons. She is also the new director of the NYU trumpet ensemble where she leads rehearsals and arranges music for the group. She also maintains her own private studio where several of her students have been recognized for honors and awards. Some of Ms. Amrine’s students are currently the first chair in school ensembles, have been nominated for Honor band, and auditioned for and were accepted to many extracurricular ensembles including the Lincoln Center Middle School Jazz Academy, Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra, and the NYC All City Latin Ensemble. Outside of teaching private lessons, Ms. Amrine has spent several semesters coaching a high school trumpet ensemble, mixed winds chamber ensemble, and leading a jazz ensemble. She has also worked as the Brass Coach for a youth orchestra on the Upper West Side associated with InterSchool Orchestras. Kate Amrine recently began teaching several classroom workshops for Midori and Friends in elementary classrooms in Brooklyn and Queens focused on music and storytelling. She introduces the students to music vocabulary and works with them to identify these concepts in several varied musical examples – both audio and video.
Kate Amrine is available as an Educator for:
– Individual Private Lessons
– Group trumpet class
– Brass Sectional Coaching – for orchestra, wind ensemble, jazz ensemble, etc
– Speaking engagements – on her work with Brass Chicks Blog and Project eGALitarian
– Masterclasses on topics ranging from Trumpet Technique/Fundamentals, Working as a Musician in New York City, Designing Your Career in Music, and more
Masterclasses – available for middle school, high school, and college students
Kate Amrine frequently presents masterclasses and clinics to university students and high school students both across the United States and in Japan. She is especially interested in helping students develop their own careers in music, building their own paths based on marketing, branding, social media, and creating their own opportunities. She presented her “Designing Your Career in Music” Masterclass at Peabody Conservatory and New York University in 2018 and Mississippi State University in 2017.
New York University "Designing your Career in Music" Masterclass 2018
Mississippi State University Brass and Music Entrepreneurship Masterclass 2017
Epic trumpet section selfie in Japan with students
from High School to university level
Working w/ a student at a community music
school in Bethesda, MD
Group Leader/Writer/Speaker/Advocate for Female Brass Players and Female Composers
Kate Amrine works as an advocate actively inspiring other female brass players. She co – leads the Brass Chicks blog, where she writes and curates posts about brass playing and performing as well as interviews prominent female brass players. Through her advocating for female musicians on the blog and thru her work with female composers and musicians with her ensemble eGALitarian, Ms. Amrine recently appeared on a pre concert panel entitled: Peligrosa: Women Musicians Breaking Ground at Strathmore Music Center in Bethesda Maryland. In addition to her work for the female musician community as a writer and speaker, Kate Amrine was selected to perform a recital at the 2017 International Women’s Brass Conference and lead a morning warm up class on the combination of strengthening fundamentals with a positive morning routine.
2017 International Women’s Brass Conference: Kate Amrine’s Warm up Class
Project eGALitarian debut concert at St Sebastian’s Church in Queens
“Peligrosa Women” Panel at Strathmore in Bethesda MD