Dr. Cate Hummel is one of the most sought after flute instructors in Chicagoland. Active in the Fox Valley area of the western suburbs, her students have distinguished themselves as finalists and winners at IMEA, in local competitions and in top local youth orchestras. Many have gone on to study flute performance and music education at colleges and universities all over the Midwest and around the country. A number of them are now band directors around Northern Illinois, and some are rising stars in the flute world. She is founder and director Dr. Cate’s Flute Camp, a day camp for 7th - 10th grade flute students based in Oswego and now, this summer 2014, in Burr Ridge, IL.
Dr. Cate has performed numerous times in the Chicago area including performances on the Dame Myra Hess Series at the Cultural Center, Harold Washington Library Orpheus Series, DePaul Music Mart Lunchtime Concerts, and for the Fourth Presbyterian Concert Series sponsored by the Musicians Club of Women. As winner of the Artists International Young Artists Competition, she was presented in a debut in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City. She received her DMA and MM degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and BM from the Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts. Her appearance is sponsored by Azumi Flutes (Altus division of Jupiter Musical Instruments) and Quinlan & Fabish Music Company.