In her ten years at The Philadelphia Orchestra, Kate worked in Personnel and Operations and was fortunate to travel on thirteen tours with the Orchestra, as well as summer residencies in Colorado, New York and multiple cities in China. In helping during staff transitions in the Education and Collaborative Learning department, Kate found a passion for engaging with the community, educating young musicians and collaborating with various partners in all walks of life. She is thrilled to have a position in Los Angeles where she is able to make a difference through art and music in her new community.

Previously Kate worked at the Manhattan School of Music, taught oboe at the Rye Country Day School and was a freelance musician in the New York and Connecticut area. Kate has also worked in various positions at the major summer music festivals including Interlochen, National Repertory Orchestra, the Aspen Music Festival and School and with Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestras. Kate holds an Artist Diploma from SUNY Purchase, a M.M. from the Hartt School and a B.M. from the University of Iowa all in Oboe Performance. When she is not herding musicians or exploring Los Angeles, Kate enjoys yoga, running, crossfit, traveling, being an amateur foodie, snuggling with her cat Rory and a drinking a good cup of coffee.

Orchestral Series

Join "America's finest chamber orchestra" for a seven concert series that showcases the ensemble’s trademark mix of regal classics and music from today’s leading composers.

Baroque Conversations

Explore the genesis of the Baroque repertoire with this three concert series. Legendary musicians introduce the works from the stage and engage the audience in short, compelling talks.

In Focus: Beethoven

Margaret Batjer curator

Join concertmaster Margaret Batjer for a three concert series of remarkable chamber works by one of the most recognized and influential musicians of any period: Beethoven.