CSA Faculty CockleKate Cockle, MM, BM

On faculty since 2012


  • MM, Northern Illinois Univeristy
  • BM, Wheaton College Conservatory of Music

Professional Memberships

  • American Harp Society
  • College Music Society
  • American Musicological Society, Midwest Chapter

About Kate Cockle

Kate enjoys teaching beginning through advanced harp students. Her students give solo and ensemble performances on CSA recitals and throughout the community.

In 2012, Kate gave at lecture recital at the Ellwood House of Ravel's Introduction and Allegro. Throughout her undergraduate and graduate music study, Kate received awards in both harp performance and her academic work in music history. Kate maintains an active performance career and regularly freelances throughout the Chicago area. Kate's passion for introducing new audiences to classical music motivates her collegiate teaching at Wheaton College as a professor for Introduction to Music courses.

Kate lives in Wheaton with her husband and son. She loves teaching and performing music as a way of celebrating Gods gifts of beauty and creativity!

"I first heard a harp when I was five years old, and was immediately captivated by the instrument-- I knew I needed to be a harpist! I'm thankful for the teachers who guided me to that goal, and my experience motivates me now as a teacher. I want to encourage each of my student's love of the harp and develop their technique and musicality so they can reach their full potential."


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