Bio: ALP alum Catie Hickey graduated from Eastman in 2007 with degrees in Trombone Performance and Jazz Studies. Catie’s professional experiences thus far span across the globe and cover a variety of musical genres. After completing her degrees at Eastman, Catie’s travels and adventures have included earning a Master’s degree in performance from Rice University in Houston, traveling to Africa for chamber music outreach, performing with a Mexican Orchestra and Canadian brass quintet, and teaching at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. One of the main goals of ALP is to increase the marketability of Eastman students in the professional music world. Catie’s post-Eastman career path demonstrates her awareness of a broad scope of musical opportunities and her ability to market her diversified strengths.