Kate's music has been described as "exquisitely quirky" (NY Times) and "epic" (WQXR). A Pulitzer Prize finalist, Guggenheim fellow, and Radcliffe alum, Kate was recently described as "one of the great originals of her generation" by the New Yorker's Alex Ross. As a performer, she has been praised as a "dazzling vocalist" (New Yorker) and likened to "Lucille Ball reinterpreted by Linda Blair" (Pitchfork Magazine).
Current and upcoming projects include The Romance of the Rose, a opera with original libretto; The Understanding of All Things, an album of works for voice, piano, and electronics; HARK, a play for actors and string quartet; and "The Hunt," a new opera for three sopranos self-accompanying on ukulele and violin.
Kate is a member of Wet Ink, an NYC-based new music ensemble dedicated to seeking out and promoting innovative music across aesthetic categories. She is the Iva Dee Hiatt Professor of Music at Smith College.