Kate's music has been described as "exquisitely quirky" (NY Times) and "epic" (WQXR). A Pulitzer Prize finalist, Guggenheim fellow, and winner of three awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Kate was recently included on a "shortlist" of composer/vocalists 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).
She is currently at work on The Romance of the Rose, a new opera exploring the contemporary experience of love, sex, and art through a medieval allegorical framework, and is toying with a secret performance project. Kate is a co-director and vocalist for 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 Assistant Professor of Music at Smith College.