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Regional Chapters Self Nominations 2024
Apr 09

Your NameKate MacKenzie
Pronouns (optional):She/Her
IDRS Member EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.
Home/Work Address8619 11th Pl SE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258
Regional ChapterNorthwest
  • Any Vacant Position
I have been a member of IDRS:11-19 years
My interests are with the following instrument(s):
  • Bassoon
Statement of Interest

Dear Nomination Committee,

I am excited to nominate myself for an Executive Board position with the Northwest Chapter of IDRS. With over a decade of experience as a professional bassoonist and teacher, I am eager to contribute my skills and passion to further the organization's mission. Additionally, I have experience serving on the board of various non-profits and governmental commissions. Recently, I was re-elected for the third time to be Treasurer for the Lake Stevens Arts & Parks Foundation ( I also run and organize the Cultural Arts Network of Snohomish County as a part of my duties as a Snohomish County Arts Commissioner ( I am committed to upholding the highest standards of governance and accountability and am prepared to devote the time, connections, and resources necessary to ensure the chapter's initial and continued success. Thank you for considering my nomination.

Kate MacKenzie, D.M.A.

Brief Biography

Dr. Kate MacKenzie is the instructor of bassoon at Seattle Pacific University. She also regularly performs and tours with ensembles such as The Sound Ensemble, The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, and the Hollywood Concert Orchestra. As an arts advocate, she is active in several governmental organizations and nonprofit boards that aim to uplift the arts and arts education through Economic Development and supporting the Creative Economy. She sits on the board of the Lake Stevens Arts & Parks Foundation and the Snohomish County Arts Commission. She has been involved with many arts programs and projects in her community, including founding the Lake Stevens Community Concert Band.

Dr. MacKenzie is committed to furthering the inclusion of women on bassoon--recently she gave several lectures and workshops at schools and universities throughout the country on this topic including at the IDRS 2021 Symposium and The Meg Quigley Bassoon Symposium in 2021 and 2023. You can also find Dr. MacKenzie’s extensive research on Performance Anxiety and Gender published in several locations including in the The Double Reed Journal (Understanding Performance Anxiety: An Analysis of Gender and Double Reed Musicians, Vol. 36 No. 2).

She received a Doctorate in Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University, a Master of Music degree from Miami University of Ohio, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from the University of California, Davis. Her primary teachers include Dr. Albie Micklich, Dr. Christin Schillinger, David Granger, and David Seidel.