There is simply nothing better than watching my students grow as musicians because I also get to see them develop their confidence, their determination, and their self expression. Most of all, I love guiding students through the process of self discovery and the joy of sharing what they have to offer with the world. The mentors I’ve had throughout my career have been so generous and inspirational. The opportunity to give back and continue the pursuit of excellence in our art is an honor and a privilege!

With an enthusiasm and dedication to her craft, Kate has an infectious energy that is felt by students and colleagues alike.  Kate's dynamism is felt in the classroom through her approachability and positive attitude. On the stage, her musicianship and versatility shines in classical, jazz and pop genres alike.  It is a pleasure to perform and teach alongside Kate Umble.
Ashley Cumming, DMA
Hornist, Spark Brass
Instructor, Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis, Marian University, University of Indianapolis.

Student Resources

Spark Brass

In 2013, Kate was a founding member of Spark Brass, a group of professional musicians and educators from across the United States who have experienced the profound positive impact of music in our own lives and the lives of their students.

For more information, visit SparkBrass.com