Kate Sekula Assistant Professor of Music, Music Department Coordinator

Kate Sekula

Assistant Professor of Music, Music Department Coordinator
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.

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).  

At USAO she teaches the music theory and instrumental education curriculum and conducts the concert band.


  • 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

Favorite Quotes

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit." -Aristotle

"Those who have way-seeking mind and wish to abandon fame and gain should enter. Those who are half-hearted and lack sincerity should not enter. If the entry is a mistake, after some consideration one may be asked to leave" -Dogen