Oberlin Conservatory - B.M.
Katherine is a graduate of Oberlin College and Conservatory and holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in French. She is a member of both Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Kappa Lambda, national honors societies for liberal arts and music, respectively. She was awarded both the Faustina Hurlbutt and Pi Kappa Lambda prizes for outstanding musicianship from Oberlin Conservatory. Teachers include William McGraw, Lorraine Manz, Kendra Colton, and Jane Olian.
In the 2018/2019 year, Katherine was a finalist in Oberlin’s Senior Concerto Competition and was awarded the Third Place prize at the Opera Guild of Dayton, Tri-State Competition. For summer of 2020, she looks forward to being a Vocal Fellow with Music Academy of the West.
Katherine enjoys a diverse repertoire. Operatic highlights include Pamina (Die Zauberflöte/Mozart), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro/Mozart), Flora (The Turn of the Screw/Britten) and Clori (L’egisto/Cavalli). She has performed in landmark halls, including the Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, with Bang on a Can at the Brooklyn Art Museum, and at the Cleveland Art Museum.
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 fun and empowering, and lessons are aimed at strengthening the individual voice and finding healthy, free vocalism. She is comfortable working with all aged singers and welcomes all levels of experience!