Kate Reid is Director of the Jazz Vocal Performance program and Associate Professor of jazz voice in the Studio Music and Jazz department at the FROST SCHOOL OF MUSIC at the University of Miami. Apart from overseeing all aspects of the Jazz Vocal Performance program, Professor Reid directs two of the FROST’s three jazz vocal ensembles — FROST Extensions and FROST Jazz Vocal I and carries a full jazz voice studio of undergraduate and graduate students.
Dr. Reid maintains a busy career as a guest artist, conductor, clinician and adjudicator at all-state jazz and choral festivals through the United States and Canada. She has been a clinician for the Manhattan Concert Productions Jazz Series and has conducted the California, New York, New Hampshire, Arizona, Maine and Oklahoma All-State jazz choirs. Kate’s multifaceted career also includes performing in jazz venues across the country and work as a studio and session singer in Los Angeles singing the music of Danny Elfman, Michael Giacchino, John Powell and Joel McNeely. She has lent her voice to network television series, to commercial spots for Ace Hardware, T-Mobile, and Suntory Whiskey, and to recordings by artists including MUSE, X Japan and Josh Groban.