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Kate Amrine

Kate Amrine



A passionate and creative performer, Kate Amrine is a prominent trumpet player balancing a multifaceted career from developing new repertoire and curating concerts to freelancing with many different groups in the New York City area. Some favorite recent experiences include joining the pit for multiple musical productions on and off Broadway, as well as playing with Little Orchestral Society, Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass, Contemporaneous, eGALitarian Brass, Pegasus Orchestra, Mariachi Zitlala, and Spark Duo.

As a theater musician, Kate spent summer 2023 as lead trumpet for Chicago the Musical in South Korea and developed a new musical in Spain. She recently completed a fall 2023 tour with the Broadway Sinfonietta performing Spiderman Into the Spiderverse Live across the US. Kate has held positions on four off Broadway shows: Alice by Heart, Whisper House, Audrey the New Musical, and The Jerusalem Syndrome. Kate also held the trumpet/tambourine chair for a streaming production of Beehive the 60's musical at Papermill Playhouse. Other theater highlights include substitute appearances in Wicked on Broadway, How the Grinch Stole Christmas at Madison Square Garden, Annie - National tour, and performing in Ragtime on Ellis Island. As a recording artist, Kate recorded for the Alice by Heart cast album (Ghostlight Records), Kalevala the Musical concept album, She is Risen (Jesus Christ Superstar: All-Female Studio Cast Recording), Carols for the Cure with members from Wicked, and both Canard, Canard and In the Footprint by Michael Friedman with The Civilians. Kate also performed in the orchestra and recorded the album of Stinney: An American Execution for Prototype Festival. Kate has also joined the band for various cabarets and galas with Drunk Musicals, Green Room 42 shows, and more. Outside of the musical theater world, Kate has performed and recorded with many artists, bands, and organizations including Norah Jones, Evanescence, Lenny Pickett, Sleigh Bells on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Our Cartoon President, TOP Queens, Mariachi Flor de Toloache, Melt, Dopico, Elektragaaz, and Fox Indigo.

Outside of the theater realm, Kate is very dedicated to commissioning and performing new music, premiering over 30 pieces both as a soloist and a chamber musician. Kate’s second album This is My Letter to the World was released in early 2020 on the Innova record label. Her album features new music for trumpet inspired by politics and social concepts and addresses issues including gun violence, identity and the experience of being a woman, meditation, and immigration. As an educator, Kate enjoys teaching private lessons in her own studio and as an Adjunct Instructor at New York University.

Professional Experience

  • Broadway
  • Off Broadway
  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education
  • TV/Film
  • Tours
  • Community Theatre
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree
  • Doctoral Degree


  • NYC/Tri-State Area

Interested in touring?

  • Yes

Maestra Expertise

  • Instrumentalist/Pit Musician
  • Music Contractor/Coordinator

Primary Instruments

  • Flugelhorn
  • Trumpet
  • Trumpet (Piccolo)


  • Logic
  • Sibelius

Additional Skills

  • Actor-Musician
  • Singer/Performer
  • Home Studio Whiz