Kate is the principal trombonist of the Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra and the second trombonist of the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra. She also performs with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra Augusta, the South Carolina Philharmonic and performed for many years as principal trombonist of the Augusta Opera Orchestra. Kate is a founding member of the Crescent Brass. She has toured the United States and Europe with the Kings Brass and Eurobrass.
Kate has served on faculty as the low brass instructor at Charleston Southern University, Brevard College and Augusta State University. She has a Bachelor’s degree in music education from Ithaca College and a Master’s degree in trombone performance from the University of Georgia. A Vermont native, she has made her home in North Augusta, SC with her husband, professional trumpet player and conductor, Todd Jenkins. They have a young son named Will.