Music Graduate Student Named 2013 Outstanding Women Student Award Recipent

We are pleased to announce that Kate Swope, graduate student in the NIU School of Music, has been named one of the 2013 recipients of the NIU Outstanding Women Student Awards.

Kate is a conductor and hornist, currently directs the NIU University Band, and is a member of the Graduate Woodwind Quintet and NIU Philharmonic. During her time at NIU, she has performed regularly with the Wind Ensemble, Graduate Brass Quintet and New Music Ensemble. Active in her community, Kate also performs with the Fox Valley Orchestra of Aurora and the Illinois Valley Symphony of LaSalle and is a member of the choir at Dekalb's First Congregational United Church of Christ. Kate will graduate this May from NIU with a Master's Degree in Wind Conducting and a Performer's Certificate in Horn.

In addition to this award, Kate recently won First Place in the College Division Solo Competition at the Midwest Horn Workshop. Her previous degrees come from the University of Louisville: Master of Music (2010) and Bachelor of Music (2008), both in Horn Performance.

Congratulations, Kate!

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