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. 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. Kate seeks to encourage women and girls in the brass world and to spread the joy of playing music to all of her students.
Current projects include:
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. Debut to be made in Sept 2018.
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 the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra, Roxxy Hall Band, Swing Sisterhood (big band), Southwest Minnesota Orchestra, St. Paul Civic Symphony, the Satellites (R&B/soul cover band), and The Sunshapes (indie/folk band).