Kate Warren is a freelance hornist based in New Haven, CT. She has previously toured with the Dallas Brass and held positions with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, and the Sinfonia Gulf Coast.
As an educator Kate is passionate about creating resources for music students and works extensively within social media to promote music and music education through her instagram page @katewarrenmusic. Recently she has published her first book, The Kate Warren French Horn Routine, and worked with Conn & Selmer and SmartMusic to develop and record a comprehensive beginner french horn curriculum. Kate is also an in-demand lecturer and researcher, regularly presenting and speaking on gender and equity in brass playing.
Kate holds a Masters degree in horn performance from the New School, studying with Erik Ralske, a BM in horn performance from Florida State University, and is currently completing an MMA in horn performance at Yale.
Kate also has extensive pageantry arts experience: currently she teaches brass at the Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps and the Connecticut Hurricanes Drum & Bugle Corps, as well as visual at the Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps. She has previously worked with the University of New Haven Marching Chargers, taught visual for the Arizona Academy Drum & Bugle Corps, Carolina Crown, and Ancient City Percussion, as well as worked with numerous high school programs.
Kate marched four summers of DCI playing mellophone, two with Carolina Crown (2017, 2018) and two with the Boston Crusaders (2015, 2016). On February 10th, 2023 Kate will perform Ryan Williams' mellophone concerto: Shades of Red with the Yale band. Outside of music she enjoys rock climbing, hiking, and reading non-fiction.