Katie grew up in Alaska spending summers fishing, camping, hiking, identifying wildflowers, and playing the flute around the state of Alaska. Originally from Fairbanks, she currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. As an active chamber musician in New York City and Los Angeles, Katie has worked with some of NYC's leading contemporary ensembles such as TRANSIT, Concert Black, Contemporaneous, Ensemble Signal, members of eighth blackbird, and recently performing with NYC's only all female mariachi band and 2015 Latin Grammy nominee Mariachi Flor de Toloacha. She is currently a member of Hotel Elefantrecently describe by TimeOut New York as "one of New York's fastest rising new-music outfits." She is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Wild Shore New Music in Homer Alaska and Program Associate for Exploring the Metropolis, a nonprofit dedicated to finding workspace solutions for NYC's performing arts communities.
Cox has been finalist in the Plowman Chamber Music Competition, MTNA Soloist Competition, several National Flute Association Competitions, and winner of the 2011 Beverly Hills Chamber Music Audition. She has also performed in the National Flute Association Professional Flute Choir, Fargo/Moorhead Opera Company, The Beverly Hills Chamber Music Festival, University of Nebraska's Chamber Music Institute, The Fairbanks Flutists, and the Fairbanks Summer Fine Arts Festival. She has played in the masterclasses of Jeanne Baxstresser, Alexis Stills, Robert Langevin, Heather Clark, Carol Wincenc, and William Bennett. In addition to freelancing, Katie has taught flute in several music schools and school districts in the LA and Orange County are, and was faculty of Bethesda University in Anaheim and Amuse Music Center in Rolling Hills Estates, CA.
She received her Bachelors of Music degree at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN studying under Deborah Harris and her Masters of Music Degree at the Bob Cole Conservatory at California State University, Long Beach, under the tutelage of John Barcellona. Other primary teachers include Dorli McWayne and Rena Urso-Trapani.