ISB 2023 Convention Presenter — Kate Alexandra

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Name: Kate Alexandra
Presentation Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2023 3:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Britton Recital Hall
Presentation Title: Putting the Us in Music: Six New Works by Women Composers
Presented / Performed Previous ISB Convention? No
Type of Presentation: Recital
Genre: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility (IDEA), Classical - unaccompanied, Classical - with piano collaborator, New Music

Kate Alexandra, DMA (she/her) is a performer and educator based in Chicagoland. In 2019, Kate earned her doctorate in double bass performance with a cognate in arts administration from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. Seeking to increase access and representation in double bass repertoire, Kate commissioned a selection of works by nine women composers and highlighted the need for representation among composers and inclusion among bass performers. While in Cincinnati, Kate worked as the teaching assistant and music theory instructor at the Cincinnati Double Bass Institute. She taught private lessons, coached chamber music, and held educational workshops for the Ben Carlson-Berne scholarship students at Withrow University High School. In 2021, Ball State University’s School of Music invited Kate as a guest artist to present three double bass intensives. During the 2022 Hybrid ASTA National Conference, Kate presented the session “Commissioning for Everybody: An Individual’s Guide to Fundraising, Recording, and Collaborating”. In additional to her role as adjunct double bass professor at Black Hills State University (Spearfish, South Dakota), Kate is a member on the ASTA private studio committee, a studio teacher liaison on the Illinois ASTA board, and a life member of the International Society of Double Bassists.

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