Kat Reinhert is an accomplished performer, songwriter, voice teacher, and educator. She is currently the Director of Contemporary Voice at University of Miami Frost School of Music, where she is faculty within the Music Media and Industry program which includes the Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music minor and the Musicianship, Artistry Development and Entrepreneurship (M.A.D.E.) Major.
After completing her undergraduate degree at The Manhattan School of Music in Jazz/Commercial voice, Ms. Reinhert starting teaching in New York City through the non-profit organization Education Through Music (ETM). Through this program, she gained valuable teaching experience in K-12 general music settings. After leaving ETM and NYC to pursue a Masters Degree in Jazz Pedagogy from The University of Miami Frost School of Music, she returned to New York and began freelancing as a teaching artist and voice teacher in various schools in NYC including P.S.86 in the Bronx and The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, NY.
Through these experiences, Kat discovered a passion for teaching, especially for pre-professional and professional level students. This led her to pursue a PhD in Music Education from the University of Miami Frost School of Music, specializing in popular music education in higher eduction settings. Her dissertation, completed in the spring of 2018, is a qualitative multiple case study on the development and implementation of the popular music programs at The University of Southern California (USC) and The University of Miami Frost School of Music (UM).
Throughout her career, Ms. Reinhert has held numerous adjunct professor at several universities. She is a frequent presenter at both national and international conferences including The Voice Foundation, The International Association for Music Education and The International Jazz Voice Conference and is currently the Vice President of the board for the Association for Popular Music Education.
Kat specializes in contemporary voice, songwriting, jazz, piano, and popular music pedagogy and curriculum. She is a sought-after pedagogue, clinician and consultant for students, practitioners and institutions involved in all aspects and levels of popular music education, contemporary voice and songwriting.