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Kate DeVoe is a freelance trumpet player and teacher in the Twin Cities. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Trumpet Performance from Augsburg College and a Master’s of Music in Trumpet Performance from the University of Minnesota, where she studied with David Baldwin, Gary Bordner, and Lynn Erickson.

Kate serves as a Trumpet Instructor at Hamline University and Century College. She also teaches out of her own private studio, which she founded in 2005. In 2017 she served as a Trumpet Coach for the Minnesota All State Band, where she worked with top high school trumpet players from around the state. Kate teaches all ages and levels of trumpet players. She teaches a variety of styles, including classical, jazz, playing by ear, and improvisation. As an educator, Kate is invested in encouraging and supporting women and girls in the brass world.

Current projects:

Brass Lassie:  a bold 10 piece ensemble that performs Scottish, Irish and French music both traditionally as well as with new jazz-inspired arrangements, featuring a 4-piece horn section, rhythm section, fiddles, flutes, pipes, vocals and some fabulous step dancing. Led by Laura MacKenzie.

Twin Cities Symphony:  The Twin Cities’ newest orchestra.

The Satellites: R&B/soul cover band with horn section.

The Twin Cities Trumpet Ensemble: 24 trumpet players strong, this group plays everything from classical literature to jazz and patriotic tune arrangements. Led by James Olcott.

Other groups Kate has played with include:

Bloomington Symphony Orchestra
Roxxy Hall Band
Swing Sisterhood
Southwest Minnesota Orchestra
St. Paul Civic Symphony
Minnetonka Symphony Orchestra
Bryan Schumann (singer songwriter)
Lake Wobegon Brass Band
Adam Meckler Orchestra


Brass Lassie, Brass Lassie, 2018
Roxxy Hall Band, Rear-View Mirror, 2017
University of Minnesota Alumni Brass Choir & Summit Hill Brass Quintet, Magnificat, 2016