Katie Katinas, a lyric soprano, has been singing professionally in the Washington area since 1993. She received her Bachelor of Music at Catholic University and her Master of Music at the University of Maryland. Ms. Katinas has sung with The Washington Singers, an 18 member professional singing ensemble under the baton of Paul Hill. She toured with The Creative Opera Ensemble performing operas in local schools and other venues including The National Theater and Wolf Trap.
Ms. Katinas has been a member of the Washington National Opera Chorus for 18 years and has also performed in the student outreach program for the WNO. She played the role of Loliya and the Shepherd Boy in Panella's El Gato Montes. She played the role of Second Nina in the The Washington National Opera's performance of Vives' Dona Francisquita. In WNO's performance of Ward's The Crucible, Ms.Katinas played the role of Martha Sheldon.
In addition to her work with The Washington National Opera, Ms. Katinas has performed as a soloist with The Alexandria Chorale, The New Dominion Chorale and The Washington Choral Ensemble. She has also performed in recital with The Chinese Musical Society of Greater Washington.
VOICE TEACHERS: Rilla Mervine, Linda Mabbs, Jim McDonald, Martha Ellison, and Wendy Glaubitz and George Gibson.
CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS: Leon Major, Rhoda Levine, Richard Crittenden, Adrianna Hardy, and Elizabeth Vrenios, Jeannette LoVetri.
Completed Level I - III Certification - Somatic Voicework(™) The LoVetri Method. Additional Post Certification Courses
American Guild of Musical Artists- AGMA
National Association of Teachers of Singing- NATS
Member of the Friday Morning Music Club
Friday Morning Music Club Foundation Board Member
"The oldest, truest, most beautiful organ of music, the origin to which alone our music owes its being, is the human voice." Richard Wagner
The fine beautiful "organ" you bring to the study of voice must be cherished. The study of voice is a journey of self discovery. The student, through practice in the studio and at home will discover the voice that is their own. The focus of my studio will be on helping the students discover free and unencumbered singing. Richard Miller in his book, The Structure of Singing says; Although the art of singing can be learned only through singing, the systematic organization of vocal technique is the most efficient route to the realization of the primary goal; production of beautiful sound." Through specific exercises, the student gains a language for understanding the components of the four components of the mechanistic functions of singing; in respiration, phonation, resonation and articulation.
Since the entire body is the instrument, the student will work on many physical aspects of the singing process. In addition, a strong focus will be on communicating through singing. We are drawn to singing because of the beauty of the words and music in song. I feel that the individual song that you sing, must be shared. In my studio, we will work on finding your own voice and the means to communicate that voice.
The student will be responsible for bringing the music to each lesson.
It is expected that the student will practice at least 30 minutes a
day. Please allow 24 hour notice for cancellation due to illness.