Meet Kate - Master Woodwinds Teacher
Dr. Kate MacKenzie is a music instructor to students of all ages. She is strongly committed to the integration of scholarship, research, and pedagogy with a research focus on performance anxiety within the context of gender and identity. As a teacher, she has served as the instructor of bassoon at Glendale Community College in Glendale, Arizona, as well as other teaching positions at Arizona State University and Miami University, Ohio. Dr. MacKenzie brings a global perspective to her performances. She studied extensively in both Europe and Asia, where she performed with numerous international ensembles and worked with several notable music teachers. Originally from Truckee, California, she received a Doctorate in Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University, a Master of Music degree from Miami University of Ohio, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from the University of California, Davis.
Dr. MacKenzie also works as a freelance bassoonist performing often with orchestral and chamber ensembles worldwide. Her teachers include Dr. Albie Micklich, Dr. Christin Schillinger, David Granger, and David Seidel. When Dr. MacKenzie is not practicing her bassoon or pursuing her scholarly quests, she is often found traveling, playing with her dogs, or simply enjoying life as a newlywed!