Style: Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre
Title: Assistant Professor of Music
Bio: Soprano Kate Rawls is known both for her expressive musicianship as a performer and her clarity of instruction as a pedagogue. She has performed many operatic roles, including Ms. Goldentrill in Der Schauspieldirektor, Ms. Pinkerton in The Old Maid and the Thief, Mabel in Pirates of Penzance, Lucy in The Telephone, Sally in Ben and the Virtues, and Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel. She performed with the Rapides Symphony Orchestra in a semi-staged production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and has also appeared with the Jackson Symphony. As an active recitalist, she has given numerous solo performances throughout the United States.
A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Dr. Rawls serves as Assistant Professor of Music at Louisiana College where she teaches applied voice, vocal pedagogy, diction, and song literature, as well as directing and conducting the LC Opera Workshop. Dr. Rawls holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Union University, a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Austin Peay State University, and a Doctoral of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance from the University of South Carolina.
She has performed several opera roles such as Ms. Pinkerton in The Old Maid and the Thief, Mabel in Pirates of Penzance, Lucy in The Telephone, Sally in Ben and the Virtues, and Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel. Ms. Rawls has also performed with the Jackson Symphony as well as given recitals in Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina. This coming spring she will be singing with the Rapides Symphony Orchestra in a semi-staged production of Mozart’s Magic Flute.
Voice Type: Soprano
Music Styles Taught: Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I accept students through a college or university program