Kate Gordhamer

Hello! My name is Kate Gordhamer.  I am the choir director and world music teacher here at Justice Page Middle School. I believe strongly in the importance of music education and have been working with students to help further their love of music for over a decade. My experience includes teaching overseas in Kochi, Japan as well as many years spent as an instructor with MacPhail Center for Music. My passion for sound started early, when I developed a habit my mother lovingly referred to as "a magnetic attraction to pianos." While piano is still my favorite instrument, I've since expanded my interests to include drumming, guitar, viola, xylophone, and a whole lot of singing.

I graduated from MSU Mankato in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in Music Education and attained my Level 1 Certification in Orff Schulwerk from the University of St. Thomas. In August 2017, I completed my Master's in Music form Kent State University.  I love the expansive Minneapolis choral scene and have sung with the likes of VocalEssence, Prairie Fire Lady Choir, and a little bluegrass group called the Hayseed Cree.

I live in Minneapolis with my husband, daughter, and our two rambunctious cats. When I'm not busy lesson planning or creating some kind of racket, you can find me hiking, knitting, or making homemade pickles.

Kate Gordhamer | kathryn.gordhamer@mpls.k12.mn.us
Teacher, Choir and World Music
Justice Page Middle School | Minneapolis Public Schools