Background & Experience
Kate Alexandra, DMA (she/her) offers in-person and remote lessons in double bass, music theory, and ear training in both private and group settings. Most recently, Kate was hosted by Ball State University's School of Music (Muncie, Indiana) as a guest artist to teach several double bass intensives in 2021.
In 2019, Dr. Kate Alexandra completed her doctorate in double bass performance with a cognate in arts administration from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. As part of her doctoral studies, Kate commissioned, fundraised, and recorded a selection of works by nine women composers representing a diverse set of demographics and backgrounds.
During her time in Cincinnati, Kate premiered five new works for mezzo-soprano, percussion, and double bass with Cincinnati Sound Box at the 21c Museum Hotel. She presented educational workshops for high school students on topics such as efficient and effective practice methods, bowing distribution, and ear training. These workshops were sponsored and funded in part by concert:nova and the Ben Carlson-Berne Scholarship Fund. Kate taught lessons, masterclasses, and coached chamber music ensembles at Withrow University High School. She also served as the music theory instructor and teaching assistant at the Cincinnati Double Bass Institute at Walnut Hills High School.
Throughout her career, Kate has participated in summer festivals including the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival as a Professional Fellow studying with Mr. Jeff Bradetich and Dr. Gudrun Raschen (2017) and Sewanee Summer Music Festival studying with Sid King (2013).
She was honored with the Katherine Anne Suber Whiton Memorial Scholarship in Double Bass from the College of Music in 2012 and 2010 from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Her influential teachers include Rachel Calin, Albert Laszlo, Maurice Todd, Dr. Paul Erhard, Nick Recuber, Miriam Bijkerk, Jason Heath, and Jamie Chen.