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Kate DeVoe is a freelance trumpet player and educator in the Twin Cities. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Trumpet Performance from Augsburg University 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’s current performance projects include Resinosa Brass, an all-female brass quintet; The Sunshapes, an indie-folk band; and Temple of the Nu, an experimental improv troupe. Kate teaches out of her own private studio, which she founded in 2005.  She also serves as a Trumpet Instructor at Hamline University and Century College. 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.

Other groups Kate has played with include:

Adam Meckler Orchestra
Bloomington Symphony Orchestra
Brass Lassie
Lake Wobegon Brass Band
Minnetonka Symphony Orchestra
Roxxy Hall Band
The Satellites
Southwest Minnesota Orchestra
St. Paul Civic Symphony
Swing Sisterhood
Twin Cities Jazz Composers Workshop
Twin Cities Trumpet Ensemble


  • Bryan Schumann (composer), Classical Works Volume I, 2020 (I recorded trumpet on the following pieces on this album: For Mom: A Chaconne for Brass Quintet, Bird Toy, & Hochzeit for Brass Quintet)
  • Brass Lassie, Brass Lassie, 2018
  • Roxxy Hall Band, Rear-View Mirror, 2017
  • University of Minnesota Alumni Brass Choir & Summit Hill Brass Quintet, Magnificat, 2016