Kate Sekula Assistant Professor of Music

Kate Sekula

Assistant Professor of Music
Room 234 | Davis Hall


Dr. Kate Sekula holds a Ph.D. in music theory and history from the University of Connecticut.  Her dissertation topic was: “Utilizing Computer Programming to Analyze Post-tonal Music:  Segmentation and Contour Analysis of Twentieth-Century Post-Tonal Music for Solo Flute.”  She holds a B.S. in music education and a B.A. in flute performance from Lebanon Valley College and a M.M. in flute performance from George Mason University where she studied with Ms. Judith Lapple.  Most recently, she presented a paper based on her research at the 5th biennial conference on Mathematics and Computation in Music (MCM2015) at Queen Mary University in London, UK.

Dr. Sekula has studied flute with Barbara Divine (formerly of the United States Coast Guard Band), Dr. Barbara Hopkins (Hartford Symphony Orchestra), Dr. Theresa Bowers (Gettysburg University) and the late Judith Lapple (formerly of the United States Army Band and Orchestra).  



  • PhD Music Theory and History, University of Connecticut, 2014
  • Master of Music, Flute Performance, George Mason University, 2003
  • BA, Flute Performance, Lebanon Valley College, 2002
  • BS, Music Education, Lebanon Valley College, 2001

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