Kate Outterbridge, violin

Kate Outterbridge is a violinist, teacher, and community-builder based in Providence Rhode Island. She is currently finishing up a two-year fellowship at Community MusicWorks, a non-profit organization that explores what it means to be a citizen musician. She earned her Masters of Music and Masters of Chamber Music from the University of Michigan, where she studied with Aaron Berofsky. Prior to that, she earned her Bachelors of Music degree from Boston University, where she studied with Bayla Keyes. Kate enjoys learning and performing a variety of musical styles, including early baroque performance practice, exploring sounds and experimentation with newly composed music, keeping up with her Irish fiddling, and most recently beginning lessons in jazz theory and improvisation. Kate has been a participant in many notable music festivals including Bang on a Can Summer Festival, Aspen Music Festival, National Orchestra Institute, and Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice, where she has had the opportunity to learn from world-class artists. Kate particularly enjoys the communal aspect of music making, and spends her free time organizing house concerts featuring visiting and local musicians, including groups such as The Westerlies, the Vox Hunters, and Ensoleil. This winter, she was awarded her first grant from Rhode Island State Council of the Arts to create a concert experience featuring the music of Morton Feldman, which will be preceded by a mindfulness workshop to help the audience better engage with the music. Once her fellowship in Providence is completed this spring, Kate aims to focus her energies on developing classical music in urban communities as a means of community empowerment. Aside from music, Kate enjoys searching for the best doughnut in the world.