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Kate Vincent is an active composer, educator, and performer currently living in Laramie, Wyoming. Vincent has previously attended school at Northwest College and Colorado State University, and in May of 2019 she graduated with a M.M. in Music Composition from Arizona State University. Post graduating from ASU, she returned home to Wyoming and Northwest College as a Faculty Member of the Music Department. There she taught all courses in Music Theory, Songwriting, Composition, Jazz Piano, directed a Small Jazz Ensemble, and served as the faculty Jazz Piano Accompanist. Vincent has studied many facets of music including classical piano performance, classical vocal performance, music composition, and jazz studies (primarily) on saxophone.
During her academic studies she received the Music Department MVP award from Northwest College, the Wendel Diebel Music Performance Award from Colorado State University, a Teaching Excellence award from Arizona State University, and has also received recognition with ASCAP’s Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award. Her music has been premiered at the International Women’s Brass Conference (2019) and the North American Saxophone Alliance Southwest Regional Conference (2019). Vincent is a highly sought after clinician and educator; she has previously been the Vocal Jazz Director at the Yellowstone Jazz Camp and the Yellowstone Summer Music Camp, and was a founding member of the education-based company NoCo AMP (Northern Colorado Academy of Marching and Percussion). As a performer, Vincent has played in an eclectic mix of musical settings and styles including Jazz, Classical, Hip-Hop, Ska/Punk, and Funk/Rock/Soul based groups, as well as in pit orchestras for Musical Theater companies, and as an accompanist for soloists, chamber ensembles, and choral ensembles. She has had the privilege of sharing the stage with many artists and groups, most notably including the Phoenix Symphony, Michael Dease, Dee Alexander, and Sean Jones.