Kate Bruns

Carmel, IN

Eastman School of Music, Master of Music 2022
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Bachelor of Music 2020

Kate holds the positions of second oboe in the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and second oboe/English horn in the Richmond (Indiana) Symphony Orchestra. Her primary teachers include Richard Killmer, John Dee, and Pamela Ajango.

Kate performs as a substitute with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, the Dayton Philharmonic, the Huntington Symphony Orchestra, the New World Symphony, and Symphoria. In her free time, she enjoys climbing, running, and yoga.

What is something interesting that people may not know about you?
I have a physics minor that I will likely never use! I was planning on getting a double major in music and physics for most of my undergrad, but decided to drop some physics coursework in exchange for more practice time.

Name three of your favorite composers:
Johann Sebastian Bach, Claude Debussy, Frédéric Chopin

When taking a break from music-making, what is your favorite thing to do?
You can usually find me at the climbing gym!

What are you most looking forward to this summer with the NRO?
I am excited to play new repertoire with amazing colleagues and conductors.