Style: Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre
Title: Associate Professor of Voice
Bio: DR. KATHLEEN MAURER, mezzo-soprano, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. She sang professionally in Germany for over fourteen years as a member of the opera companies at the Städtische Bühne in Hagen and the Nationaltheater in Mannheim. During this time she sang in approximately 2,800 performances of over 100 operas, operettas, and musicals. Since her return from Germany she has performed in operas, oratorios, recitals, orchestral concerts, and chamber music concerts throughout the United States. She is also an invited lecturer and master clinician. Her recent performances include: Alto Soloist with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra in Handel’s Messiah and Schubert’s Mass in A-flat; solo recitals at the Euromusic Centre for Music Studies in Toronto, Canada, the University of South Carolina, DePauw University, Indiana Wesleyan University, Butler University, Ball State University, and the Dayton Art Institute; and guest artist performances for New Music Festivals at Palm Beach Atlantic University and Ball State University.
Dr. Maurer has a special interest in the commission and performance of new works, particularly chamber music. Among these works are: Here I Stand for cello, voice, prepared piano and hand drums by Deborah Netanel (2008); “As lady from her door: a song cycle of escape” for mezzo-soprano, flute, and piano by Anthony Amstutz (2007); Within My Garden: songs for mezzo-soprano, viola and piano by Eleanor Trawick (2005); and Wildpeace for mezzo-soprano, cello, and piano by Deborah Netanel (2002).
Dr. Maurer is Associate Professor of Voice Performance at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where she teaches applied voice lessons, diction classes, and opera workshop. Dr. Maurer holds degrees in vocal performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (DMA), Bowling Green State University (MM) and Butler University (Bachelor of Music).
Voice Type: Mezzo-soprano
Music Styles Taught: Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer; I am currently accepting private students; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I accept students through a college or university program