Director, Jazz Ensemble, Guest Lecturer in Jazz Bass
On Faculty since 2013
B.M., Eastman School of Music
About Katie Ernst
Katie Ernst is a jazz bassist, vocalist, and educator from Naperville, IL. Katie holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media and a Bachelor of Musical Arts from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, where she studied double bass with Jeff Campbell and James VanDemark. She regularly performs with the Corbin Andrick Sextet, the Katie Ernst Trio, and Laurenzi/Ernst/Green. Recently, Katie was one of 24 young artist-composers selected for Betty Carter Jazz Ahead 2013, an international jazz residency program at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Katie currently directs the Jazz Links Student Council program at the Jazz Institute of Chicago, and enjoys spending summers at Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Egg Harbor, WI where she coaches ensembles for the Jazz I session.