I love teaching all ages and experience levels in addition to performing with a variety of groups as a professional trumpet player in New York City. I have been an Adjunct Instructor at New York University for over seven years, where I teach private undergraduate trumpet lessons. In addition to private students, I have been invited as a guest artist and clinician at several universities and conferences both in the US, Costa Rica, and in Japan. I also have experience teaching for several years at various El Sistema inspired programs including the Harmony Program, Baltimore Symphony’s Orch Kids, and with the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. Several of my students are currently first chair in school ensembles, have been nominated for honor bands, and have also been accepted to groups including the Lincoln Center Middle School Jazz Academy, Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra, and the NYC All City Latin Ensemble. I have also spent several semesters coaching orchestral trumpet players with InterSchool Orchestras, leading a high school trumpet ensemble, mixed winds chamber ensemble, and leading a jazz ensemble. I also recently began teaching several classroom workshops for Midori and Friends in elementary classrooms in Brooklyn and Queens focused on music and storytelling.
Masterclasses – available for college and high school students
From talking with the entire trumpet studio, the composition studio, and to the entire music department, I love making an impact on students and sharing what I’ve learned as a freelancer and an educator. Since the pandemic started, I presented my Designing Your Career in Music masterclass virtually to over ten universities across the country including University of Toronto, Boise State University, and University of Louisiana Monroe. I love listening to students play, giving comments, and sharing my experiences as a performer and educator. In early 2021, I presented my Designing Your Career in Music masterclass for Brass Out Loud at our first inaugural workshop.
"Prof. Amrine's engaging masterclass was the perfect career guide for students and professionals alike. Her emphasis on building a passionate, yet sustainable career was clearly based in personal experience from her multi-faceted educational and performance endeavors." - Marisa Youngs - Adjunct Professor of Trumpet & Music Theory, Winthrop University
Designing Your Career in Music Masterclass at University of Central Arkansas in 2020
Group Leader/Writer/Speaker/Advocate for underrepresented voices in music
Kate Amrine works as an advocate actively inspiring other underrepresented brass players. She recently co - founded Brass Out Loud - a new organization dedicated to inspiring and uplifting all brass players. Brass Out Loud recently had its inaugural workshop featuring 23 faculty members of which 70% were female, trans, non binary, and/or BIPOC. Kate co-leads a facebook group for Female, Trans, and Non Binary brass players where she actively curates a supportive and learning environment for all. 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 underrepresented voices in music, Ms. Amrine has been featured on many panel discussion including Women in Brass sponsored by Denis Wick and 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
“Peligrosa Women” Panel at Strathmore in Bethesda MD in 2018