A 2023 Rome Prize fellow and 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalist, 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 studio albums of the operas The Romance of the Rose and The Hunt, both forthcoming 2024; Orchestra Orpheus Opus Onus, a solo show for soprano/actor and fixed media; and HARK, a play for string quartet and actors.
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.