Part-time Instructor in Music
Office: Sanborn Hall
Katherine Osborne, mezzo-soprano, is a graduate of Westminster Choir College (Master of Voice Pedagogy), Stetson University (BM – Voice), and a 2010 teaching intern with the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). She has performed operatic roles from the standard repertoire, including Despina in Cosi fan tutte, Mercédès in Carmen, and the title role in Iolanthe, in addition to performances of lesser-known operas by Haydn, Donizetti, Pauline Viardot-Garcia, and Ronald Perrera. Her performance in Donizetti’s L’ajo nell’imbarazzo was hailed by The Washington Post as “outstanding…[she] projected a fiery personality and sang graceful coloratura.” Ms. Osborne has been awarded prizes by the Opera Guild of Northern Virginia, the Paul Robeson Vocal Competition, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Bel Canto Foundation, and Overture to the Cultural Season.
Ms. Osborne continues her post-graduate studies in voice pedagogy and singing health at The Ohio State University (where she was awarded a university fellowship) after serving as Head of Voice Studies at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC. She has been fortunate to work with renowned pedagogues Dr. Scott McCoy (author of Your Voice: An Inside View) and Dr. Christopher Arneson (author of Voice Repertoire from a Developmental Perspective). Her current research interests include the acoustics and physiology of registration, amplitude and frequency modulation in vibrato, and the treatment of functional voice disorders.