Kate started her opera journey in 2005 at a 10-day workshop given by Pinkstone Productions. During that workshop Kate found a love for opera that has grown through the years. She spent the next 3 years studying voice with Metropolitan Opera principal soprano Carol Meyer Willingham in Salado, Texas. In 2009, Kate turned a new page when she attended the Taos Opera Institute’s month-long program in Taos, New Mexico. Upon her return to Texas, she began to study voice with retired Baylor vocal performance professor, Dr. John Van Cura. In 2010, Kate's training transitioned to SMU voice professor Camille King in Dallas, Tx. In 2013, Kate began studying voice with Austin conductor and Tenor David Stevens. More recently, Kate has found a love for musical theatre and classic cabaret songs. In response, Kate has participated in the St Louis Cabaret Conference in July of 2013 and 2014, where she was blessed to work with Tony-Award-Winning singer Faith Prince, cabaret vocal legend Marilyn Maye, and highly sought after NYC pianist, arranger, and music director, Tedd Firth. Most recently, in 2015 Kate began studying voice at Armstrong Community Music School with local Austin legend, Mezzo-Soprano Liz Cass.