Gettin' to Know CYO: Meet Kate Serbinowski!

Senior Kate Serbinowski is really good at video games, can't help but giggle when her family's youngest dog excitedly wiggles and says her mom makes the best chicken fettuccine. Get to know this phenomenal clarinetist by reading her interview & pressing play on her playlist, which includes Bowie, alt-J, Simon & Garfunkel and more! 



If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
As long as I'm near family it doesn't matter to me, but I'd prefer it if there wasn't as much snow!

What is one of your favorite pieces of clarinet music?
I don't even know, I just love it all so much. Right now I'm working on Weber's concertino though and I'm having a lot of fun with it.

What makes you laugh the most?
Probably my youngest dog. He does this really funny thing where he cries and wiggles around every time he sees you, even if the last time you saw each other was only a few minutes ago. He does a lot of silly stuff but I think that's my favorite.

What is one talent you have that most people might not know?
I don't know if this counts as a talent but I'm kind of obsessed with video games and I'm really good at them, like with solving puzzles and defeating bosses which is why I suggested we do a video game music concert last year. I'm pumped we're actually doing it, it's like a dream come true. So if gaming is a talent I'd say I'm pretty talented!

What's your favorite family recipe?
I'm not sure if it's a family recipe but my mom makes this really good chicken fettuccine that everyone loves.

If CYO had a bring a friend to rehearsal day, who would you bring and why?
We got to bring a friend to a movie night in CYO for our Fear concert last year and I brought my older sister Emily. It was a lot of fun because it was like I got to introduce her to my world and the people in it, and I don't get to see her too often so it was nice to spend time together. So I'd probably bring her again.

If you could join any past or present music group, which would you choose?
Not really any. I have a lot of bands I love but I think they're all perfect how they are so I'm happy just being a listener. If it counts I'd join CYO again after I graduate if I could though!

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Hopefully healthy with a family and my dogs and a nice, sunny house. I want to be recording the music for movies and video games as my career. But I suppose even if it doesn't work out exactly the way I want now, as long as I'm happy it doesn't really matter what I'm doing.

If you could give your six year-old self a piece of advice, what would you tell her?
Join CYO earlier, and stop letting other people's opinions dictate how you live your life.

Kate's got you covered with good tunes from artists like Crash Test Dummies, alt-J, Simon & Garfunkel & more! Give her playlist a spin right here: