Soprano Katherine Jolly is an Associate Professor of Voice at Oberlin Conservatory. She has appeared in leading coloratura and soubrette roles with companies including Opera Theatre Saint Louis, Houston Grand Operaco., Florida Grand Opera, New York City Opera, Virginia Opera, Lyric Opera Cleveland, American Lyric Theatre and Piedmont Opera. She has recently performed with the Phoenix Symphony, the Richmond Symphony, Northwest Florida Symphony, Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra, Chamber Project STL, Bach Society of Saint Louis and the Kingsbury Ensemble. Katherine’s recording of new works by composers Evan Williams and Evan Mack will be released on NAVONA records in 2019, with pianist Emily Yap Chua.
Dr. Jolly received the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, and has presented workshops on yoga, singing, and performance anxiety nationally, including the Voice Foundation, Performing Arts Medical Association International Symposium, National Association of Teachers of Singing, and the National Percussion Pedagogy Conference. In addition to her 2006 Metropolitan Opera National Council Grand Finals Award, she has received awards from the George London Foundation, Opera Theatre Saint Louis, and the McAllister Foundation, among others. She is a frequent guest clinician with organizations including the Schmidt Foundation, Opera Theatre Saint Louis’s Spring Training program, NATS, and ArtsBridge.
Katherine Jolly is Guest Faculty at the 2020 Schmidt Vocal Institute.