Cate Hummel, flute

Dr. Cate Hummel loves performing, especially music that is not well known by both recognized and forgotten composers. She is active as a performing artist and clinician around the U.S. and internationally. Cate has collaborated with a number of contemporary composers, most recently Adina Izarra from Venezuela, to write a piece celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Chicago Flute Club, that Cate will premiere at the World of Flutes Festival on November 9. Other contemporary composers whose works Cate has played have included Douglas Townsend, Adrienne Albert, Iosef Andriasov, Elizabeth Brown, Samuel Adler, Daniel Dorff, Lita Grier, Raphael Dannatt, and many others. She also has a deep and abiding interest in mid-20th century neo-classicism and neo-romanticism. She received her DMA and MM degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and BM degree from the Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts. Dr. Hummel is Adjunct Professor of Flute at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL. As a clinician and scholar for Altus and Azumi flutes she travels to universities, high schools, music dealers, flute events educator conferences performing her ongoing series, Modern Masters, Hidden Gems and presenting on a wide range of topics including her research on the teaching of Marcel Moyse, good practice habits and flute pedagogy. She is best known for creating the popular blog Dr. Cate’s Flute Tips, at especially for music educators about teaching flute. Dr. Cate resides in Naperville, IL and teaches students from the Chicago area. She is the founder and director of Dr. Cate’s Flute Camp, a day camp for 11-15 year old flute students that meets every July.