Bard Conservatory - M.M.
Oberlin Conservatory - B.M.
New York native, Katherine Lerner Lee enjoys a diverse performance career spanning opera, art song, chamber and contemporary music. In the Summer and Fall of 2023, Katherine has sung with Bard Summerscape, Bard Music Festival and the SUNY Stony Brook Contemporary Players. She recently presented two recitals in the Hudson Valley and appeared on a program of Chopin and Rachmaninoff through Legacy Arts International in Princeton, NJ, a musical program she will be reprising in Italy later this year. Upcoming projects include the premieres of JL Marlor’s orchestral piece Saltwater Lung through Mannes School of Music and Jon Deak’s The Christmas Peace, presented with the 21st Century Consort in Washington, DC.
Operatic credits include “Gold Spur” (The Cunning Little Vixen/Janacek), “Leila” (Iolanthe/Gilbert & Sullivan), “Pamina” (Die Zauberflöte/Mozart), “Susanna” (Le nozze di
Figaro/Mozart), “Flora” (The Turn of the Screw/Britten) and “Clori” (L’egisto/Cavalli). A lover of concert work, Katherine has appeared at Symphony Space, Carnegie Hall as well as the Cleveland and Brooklyn Art Museums, performing various large scale works for soprano and orchestra. She holds a Masters in Voice from Bard College Conservatory and Bachelors degrees in French and Voice from Oberlin College and Conservatory.
Katherine’s background includes extensive training in piano, violin, dance and musical theater, all of which she brings to her teaching. Music education should be focused but fun and empowering! No matter the age or level of experience, lessons are aimed at strengthening the individual voice and finding healthy, free vocalism.