Kate Flynn Margrave is in her 11th year of teaching at Pine Creek High School and 15th year of her teaching career. At Pine Creek, she teaches orchestra, marching band, concert band, symphonic band, jazz ensemble, and jazz combo. Kate received her Bachelors of Music in Music Education from Mansfield University in Mansfield, PA and her Masters of Music in Instrumental Conducting from the American Band College in Ashland, OR.
Her passion is for conducting and literature, presenting a clinic on the subject at the Colorado Music Educators Association State Conference, the Massachusetts Music Educators Association State Conference, the California All-State Music Education Conference and at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. Kate’s enthusiasm and love for teaching music shines in her students, who work to achieve excellence through their musicality and passion. In March of 2016, the Pine Creek Symphonic Band had the honor of performing at the Music for All National Concert Band Festival in Indianapolis, IN. She was a 2018 Semifinalist for the Grammy Foundation Music Educator Award and was a recipient of the Citation of Excellence from the National Band Association.
Originally from Massachusetts, Kate moved to Colorado to enjoy the outdoors and the mountains. She married the love of her life, Brian, also a music director, and they have two beagles, Rosie and Cooper. They just welcomed their beautiful daughter to the world, Eva May Margrave. Kate is an active member of Phi Beta Mu, the International Bandmasters Fraternity, the American School Band Directors Association, Women Band Directors International, the Colorado Bandmasters Association and the Colorado Music Educators Association.
Kate is currently the conductor of the Amadeus String Orchestra.