Dr. Kate Reid is associate professor of jazz voice in the Studio Music and Jazz department and Director of the Jazz Vocal program at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Reid earned a B.M. in Jazz Studies from Western Michigan University, and a M.M. and D.M.A. in Jazz Vocal Performance from the University of Miami.
Reid is a working studio/session singer in Los Angeles. Her film credits include Planes, Star Trek Into Darkness, Oz-The Great and Powerful, Epic and Men In Black III featuring the music of composers Danny Elfman, Michael Giacchino and John Powell.
She has lent her voice to network television series and commercial spots for Ace Hardware, T-Mobile, Suntory Whiskey plus backing vocals for artists MUSE, X Japan and Josh Groban.
Kate co-authored the GLEE Vocal Method book for Hal Leonard publishing with producer/author Andy Waterman of Umbrella Media.