Kathryn graduated with a Masters in Music, vocal performance degree from the University of North Texas. Currently, Kathryn teaches voice at Lincoln Memorial University, is the Artistic and General Director for Marble City Opera, a soloist at Cokesbury United Methodist, and an opera singer.
Kathryn’s performance of Amelia in the World Premier of Larry Delinger’s opera Amelia Lost, was named “Most Memorable Operatic Performance in Knoxville, TN of 2014.” Arts Knoxville called the performance “a sensational theatre experience. Matching her vocal characterization was an almost uncanny ability to dramatically transform her face and her persona from softness and gentleness to angst-ridden and depleted.”
In 2013, Kathryn made her Opera Carolina main stage debut as Papagena in Jun Kaneko’s production of The Magic Flute, where the critics said, “her voice found no quality wanting.”
Other recent highlights include a performance with the Voices of MIO concert at the Opera America Center in NYC; Ida in Die Fledermaus, and a performance at the Knoxville Opera Rossini Festival with Knoxville Opera; Musetta in an-all female cast of La Bohème, Isabelle/Madeline in The Face on The Barroom Floor, Lucy in The Telephone, and Della in The Gift of the Magi with Marble City Opera; Suor Genovieffa in Suor Angelica, Micaëla in Carmen, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with Midwest Institute of Opera; Olympia, Queen of the Night, and First Lady in the tours of Pinocchio and The Magic Flute with Opera Carolina.
Kathryn is an eighth generation Texan, who moved to Knoxville with her husband, James Marvel, director of University of Tennessee Opera Theater.