Juilliard School - B.M.
Rice University - M.M.
Katya is a New York City based vocal artist, voice teacher, and mental health advocate for artists. She performs as a soloist and ensemble singer across the U.S, teaches singers to find confidence and joy in their singing, and supports artists in accessing mental health resources. Katya specializes in teaching teenagers, emerging adults, as well as beginner adults.
Katya is an alum of The Juilliard School and Rice University. She is an auxiliary member of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and has sung early music with festivals like Cal Poly Bach Festival and Victoria Bach Festival, new music with The Focus Festival, Center for Contemporary Opera, and WildUp and has sung at venues ranging from National Sawdust to The Hollywood Bowl. As a teacher, Katya has been on faculty at Lone Star College, Fullerton College and California College of Music in addition to maintaining her own private voice studio.
Born in Ukraine, Katya grew up on the east coast where she developed her love for film, hiking, and dogs. She believes everyone has a unique instrument paired with unique needs and she works to develop an individualized plan to cater to each student's capabilities, interests, and personality.