Kate Boose is an experienced music educator who holds a Master of Music Degree in Music Education and Choral Conducting from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. For the last nine years, she has been a Music Specialist at Hillfield Strathallan College and plays a pivotal role in the development of their choral and vocal music program. Before settling back in southern Ontario, Kate was the Director of Choral Music at Abington Friends (a Private Quaker School) just outside Philadelphia. She obtained an Honours Bachelor of Music degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, a Bachelor of Education degree from The University of Western Ontario, and subsequently became a member of the Ontario College of Teachers. Kate has earned many additional qualifications including an Associate of the Royal Conservatory (ARCT) diploma in Piano Performance, Kodaly Level 2 certification, and also an Intermediate level certificate in classical ballet from the Royal Academy of Dancing. Over her career, Kate has performed with many notable vocalists and world-renowned orchestras including The New York Philharmonic, The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Also, she has been privileged to perform with phenomenal conductors such as Riccardo Muti and inspiring choral conductors such as Moses Hogan and Joseph Flummerfelt. She feels extremely lucky to have had the opportunity to sing as a member of the Westminster Symphonic Choir and will forever treasure those musical experiences. In addition to performing in many traditional and a cappella choirs, Kate has taught private piano and voice lessons, conducted singers of all ages, and has also been the Musical Director for over twenty musical theatre productions. Previously, Kate sat on the Board of Directors for the Hamilton Children’s Choir and has been part of the Artistic staff team since 2017 as conductor of Esplori. Kate and her growing family reside in Dundas where they try to fully enjoy the musical happenings in the Hamilton area.