Kathryn Green

Professor of Voice and Vocal Pedagogy


Ruebush 238


Faculty Member since 1999

Contralto Kathryn Green has performed oratorio, leading operatic and musical theatre roles both in Europe and the United States. As Director of the CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute she has championed contemporary commercial vocal training and research. She has been instrumental in creating the Doctor of Musical Arts-Voice Pedagogy program as well as initiated the first Master of Music degree in Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM) Voice in the United States. Dr. Green serves as professor of voice and Director of the Voice Pedagogy Graduate Programs at Shenandoah Conservatory.


B.A., California State University; M.M., University of Oregon; D.M.A., University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Professional Highlights

  • Kathryn's most recent operatic foray was Puccini's Suor Angelica (Principessa), performed in Germany with the Freiburg Oper Orchestra. Her operatic/musical theatre roles include Carmen (title role), Handel's Juditha Triumphant (title role), Gianni Schicchi (Zita), Hansel and Gretel (Witch), Seven Deadly Sings (Anna), Maury Yeston's German premiere of Nine (mother) performed at Berlin's Theater des Westens. She toured internationally from 1990-1990, performing her comedic act of the misplaced 'Opera Diva' for Cirque de Soleil's production Panem et Circensus (Pomp, Duck and Circumstance in the United States) which toured throughout Europe for several years before opening in New York city and moving on to Atlanta in the United States. As a contralto, she has appeared with the Erie and Buffalo Philharmonics, as the alto soloist in Bach's Magnificat, St. John's Passion, B Minor Mass and Handel's Messiah.
  • Dr. Green presented research in 2012 and 2011 at the Voice Foundation on the changing climate of college voice positions. In 2009, she presented research at the Pan European Voice Conference (PEVOC) in Dresden, Germany on Vocal Pedagogy graduate programs in the United States. She received her DMA in performance at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and received a substantial scholarship from the state of New York to research the Hymnody of the Seneca Native Americans, which became her doctoral thesis. She has been a guest clinician at Universitt der Kunst Berlin and at Hochshule der Kunst Lbeck in Germany. She has been teaching Somatic Voicework- The LoVetri Method" for eleven years and has served as director of the CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute for eight years.

CCM Institute
The Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy Institute official website

Somatic Voicework Website
Jeannette LoVetri's, creator of Somatic Voicework-The Lovetri Method", website