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Katy Svatek

Katy Svatek holding a hornAdjunct Instructor of Horn

518-381-1231, ext. 2

M.M., Michigan State University
B.M., The Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam

Kathryn Svatek is a horn player and private teacher in the Albany area. An active orchestral and chamber player, she regularly performs with Albany Pro Musica, Burnt Hills Oratorio, Broad Street Chorale, Glens Falls Symphony, Capital Region Wind Ensemble, and is third horn in the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra.  She is also a member of the Albany-based woodwind quintet, Quintocracy, which seeks to make chamber music accessible to everyone by providing performances to audiences both in and out of the concert hall, and by collaborating with other artists for some of their performances. Quintocracy has been the recipient of multiple grants to fund projects such as Berus in the Woods (premiered May 2022), which combined music with narration and shadow puppets, and the upcoming performances of Nosferatu in the fall of 2022, for which the group will perform a newly composed score (commissioned by Quintocracy) to accompany the silent film. 

Equally passionate about teaching and performing, Svatek has been teaching privately for 10 years. She is currently the adjunct horn instructor at SUNY Schenctady, and has maintained a private studio out of her home in Loudonville since 2016. Prior to that, she co-founded Rural Soul Studio in 2012, where she taught private lessons on all band instruments in addition to piano, guitar, and ukelele. She is also certified in First Steps in Music, an early-childhood music education curriculum, and taught preschool music from 2012-2019, as well as infant and toddler classes at Rural Soul. 

A native of upstate New York, Svatek earned her Bachelor’s degree in music education from the Crane School of Music, then continued on to her Master’s degree in horn performance at Michigan State University. She currently resides in Loudonville with her family and maintains Svatek Music, her private lessons studio.