PROFESSIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Independent Private Voice Studio-1981 to present 

+ Student Accomplishments While Working Together

While working with me, singers have...

EARNED roles and sung in equity productions:

  • Broadway's The Sound of Music and Beauty and the Beast
  • Broadway tour of La Cage aux Folles
  • Kennedy Center Tour of Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  • The Washington National Opera and Virginia Opera Chorus and WNO Children's Chorus
  • Cirque de Soleil
  • Disney Tokyo
  • Season 8 of The Voice
  • Signature Theater
  • Arena Stage

BEEN AWARDED:

  • Grammy Award in Music Education
  • Metro Area Awards, including "Best Actress in a Musical," "Best Classical Ensemble," "Best World Music," "Best Duo," and "Best Folk Music" Albums of the Year
  • Emerging Leaders' Award and Joan Boytim Independent Teachers' Award, National Association of Teachers of Singing

TAUGHT SINGING and related courses in:

  • Private Voice Studios
  • Choral Music Programs
  • Colleges, in both classical and jazz performance programs

APPEARED in:

  • Major Jazz Venues: Europe, Japan, New York City and throughout the United States

CONSULTED while:

  • Touring nationally with The Color Purple and The Jersey Boys
  • Touring regionally with Hansel and Gretel, The Merry Widow and numerous Gilbert and Sullivan operettas.
  • Touring with Disney Productions and Bella Thorne.
  • Working as a national PBS newscaster, voice over artists and recording artists in Nashville, New York City and Washington, DC
  • Performing in national and regional touring companies and equity theaters - Oliver (Oliver!), Young Cosette (Les Miserable), Tootie (Meet Me in St. Louis) Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady) and Young Vixen (The Washington National Opera’s The Cunning Little Vixen.

Independent Singing Voice Rehabilitation Services-2012-present

Levine Music, Senior Voice, Choral & Chamber Music Artist/Faculty 1995-2015 

Smithsonian Resident Associates Artist-in-Residence, 2005-2008 

Independent Vocal Workshop Architect & Clinician 1986-present 

+ Partial List of Clients

  • The Cathedral Choral Society of Washington
  • The Suspicious Cheese Lords Men's Ensemble
  • The Fairfax Chorale
  • The Reston Chorale
  • The Congressional Chorus
  • The Manassas Chorale
  • The Vienna Choral Society
  • Zemir Chai, the Jewish Chorale of the Nation's Capital
  • Washington Women's Chorus
  • Singers' Center for Girls
  • Washington Girl's Chorus

Other Organizations:

  • Leadership Greater Washington
  • Total Vocal Freedom’s Phoenix Project
  • Public School Choral Teachers' Professional Development Days

 Academia 

  • CCM Pedagogy Guest Clinician for Westminster Choir College, Gettysburg College, American University, Trinity College, Mt. Vernon College 1994-present

  • American University, Sabbatical Replacement for Voice Department Chair, Dr. Elizabeth Vrenios, and Adjunct Voice Teacher, 1990-1992 

Northern Virginia Community College- Adjunct Lecturer in Voice, 1985-1989 

 

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP 

Founder/Conductor, Levine Music’s Women’s Chorus Program, 1995-2015 

Founder, The Washington Vocal Consortium, the United States’ first and longest-running collaborative voice teaching team, 1987-2015 

  • feature articles in The Washington Post by Joseph McClellan and Classical Singer by Cynthia Vaughan. 

Co-Founder and Artistic Director, the former Singer’s Centre for Girls,  

  • an award-winning vocal music and community leadership program for young women ages 11-18, 1999-2001.  

Founder and Artistic Director, Ceres, a Women’s Chorus, 

  • Artists-in-Residence, Renwick Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2007-2010 

Founder and Soprano, The Amoroso Chamber Consort, touring chamber music ensemble consisting of soprano, piano, cello, flute and clarinet, 1982-1987 

 

EDUCATION  

M.M., Vocal Performance & Pedagogy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 

B.M., Vocal Performance, Minor in Collaborative Piano, The College of  Wooster, Wooster, Ohio 

Certificate, Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence, Case Western Reserve Departments of Psychology and Business 

Certification, Levels I, II and III of Somatic Voicework tm: The Lovetri Method, highly experienced practitioner  

Post-graduate credits in classical and ccm pedagogy, Westminster Choir College and Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music 


Personal Research and Continuing Education 

  • 30 years post-graduate private voice study and coaching

  • Vocal Pedagogy, Voice Science

  • Vocal Rehabilitation and Clinical Voice Disorders  

  • Acting for Singers and Text Communication  

  • Foreign Language Diction

  • Stage work for Opera and Musical Theater 

  • Practical applications of Growth Mindset Theory 

  • Practical applications for understanding the Neuroplasticity of the Brain and the growing field of Psychoneuroimmunology 

 

PUBLICATIONS  

Book in process: Women Singing Through Menopause, Midlife and Beyond, co-authored with Nancy Bos and Joanne Hayes Bozeman, published by StudioBos Publishing, estimated publishing date, end of 2019 

Vehicular Vocalises, a Singer’s Practice-in-Your-Car download from CD Baby. With The Washington Vocal Consortium. NATS Journal of Singing review: “A solid regimen…a godsend for choristers going from work to family to evening rehearsals.” 

“Bless the Lord, O My Soul,” SSAA a capella anthem originally published by Arsis Press. Request a perusal copy available from Cate. Please do not order from Empire Publishing as they are unscrupulous in their dealings with composers.

“Autotune: Comparing Apples to Oranges to Get Fruit Salad,” Journal of Singing, 2013 

“Is Your Child Ready for Private Voice Lessons?” Washington Parent Magazine, 2001 

 

PRESENTATIONS 

“Turn Your Weakness into a Strength!” Leadership Greater Washington’s Arts’ Day, 2010-2015 

“What About Your Own Voice?” DC Public Schools Teachers’ Professional Development Day, 2011, 2013 

“What About Your Own Voice?” Montgomery Country Public Schools’ Teachers’ Professional Development Day, 2010, 2012 

“Form a Collegial Voice Teaching Team,” NATS National Convention, Philadelphia, 2000 

“Training for Contemporary Musical Theater as a Classical Singer,” NATS MD/DC, 1998 

“Working with Changing Voices of Adolescent Males,” Voice and Choral Faculty Workshop, Levine Music, 1998. 

“Developing a Mixed Belt,” NATS Maryland/DC Chapter, 1997, 2008  

“Working With Teenage Voices,” NATS MD/DC 2005 

“Working With Volunteer Singers in a Church Choir,” American Guild of Organists-Pittsburgh, Pa and Cape Fear, North Carolina Chapters, 1995 and 1998 

“Working with Adult Male Voices,” collaboration with Dale Moore, The Voice Foundation, 1989 

 

AWARDS 

First Mid-Atlantic Recipient of the NATS Joan Boytim Award 

Faculty Grants to study contemporary music pedagogy, Levine Music 

Third Place National Winner, Contemporary Record Society’s National Soloists’ Competition, 1990 

National Winner from the National Endowment for the Arts to work with Performance Theorist and Coach, H. Wesley Balk, (Minnesota Opera,) 1989 

 

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS 

Pan-American Vocology Association 

Voice and Speech Trainer’s Association 

National Association of Teachers of Singing: MD/DC Chapter President, Auditions’ Chair and Board of Directors, 1991-1997 

 
 

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