Kat Reinhert


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Music has the power to change lives. Whether one is pursuing music as a career or pastime, music can give meaning and purpose to a life. Music is the fabric to which society walks and everyone should have the opportunity to express themselves through music, and involvement in music encourages diversity, communication and community by its very nature. The voice is just one instrument on this spectrum of communication and expression. Tied into our psyche and bodies, the voice has a power like no other in music to give a language to the melodies that shape our lives.


An educator, scholar, songwriter and singer, Professor Reinhert is currently the Head of Contemporary Voice at the FROST School of Music at the University of Miami.  This up and coming singer, songwriter and musician specializes in CCM vocal pedagogy and popular music curriculum and education in higher ed.

Kat is an experienced performer and educator. She has taught courses in jazz, songwriting, private voice, contemporary vocal pedagogy, theory, and popular music ensembles. Ms. Reinhert has been a presenter and performer at many conferences including The International Society of Music Education, The Voice Foundation, The Association for Popular Music Education and the International Jazz Voice Conference. She is certified in Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method.  Kat currently serves as Vice President on the board of directors for The Association for Popular Music Education.

As a performer and songwriter, Kat has released four independent albums and has sung on multiple projects and recordings.  She has appeared with such noted artists as Enya, Raul Midon, Anat Fort, Perry Smith, Jo Lawry, Dave Cook, Shayna Steele, Matt Aronoff, James Shipp, Sam Minaie and Ross Pederson.  Her most recent album, Spark, containing mostly original compositions, and has been touted as, “a work of great subtly and nuance,” and, “Thirteen top notch jazz melodies that shine with dexterity and diversity. She was recently selected as a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting competition for her song, “Walk Into the Rain.” Her other albums are It Could Happen (2001), Chrysalis (2009) and Home Movie (2017).

Professor Reinhert holds degrees from Manhattan School of Music (Bachelor of Jazz/Commercial Performance), The University of Miami (Master of Music in Jazz Pedagogy, ABD for PhD in Music Education).  She is a sought after clinician and presenter for master classes and workshops in voice, songwriting and popular music pedagogy and curriculum.  Her students have secured national and international tours with internationally known artists, won numerous songwriting competitions, and placed albums in the top spots on iTunes and Billboard charts.


Honors & Acknowledgements

Professional Experience

Career Highlights

  • Over 20 years in the music industry, mainly in New York City, as a singer, session musician, songwriter.
  • Over 15 years experience teaching K – 12 general music education in inner city schools in New York City for Education Through Music.
  • Vice President of the board for The Association for Popular Music Education (APME)
  • Clinician at numerous music workshops, conferences and festivals
  • Headlining self-produced artist in New York for twenty years


  • Home Movie
  • Spark
  • Chrysalis                                                                                                          
  • Holidays in Harmony                                                                             
  • It Could Happen                                                                                                                                           


  • Popular Music Teaching: Perspectives and Practices. (Forthcoming) Chapter: Training Popular Music Vocalists in Academia, Moir, Z., Powell, B. & Smith G.D. (Eds.), (forthcoming) London: Bloomsbury.