Position: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Voice (Soprano)
Employed Since: 2018
B.M., University of Miami; M.M., Florida International University, Miami; D.M.A., Shenandoah University
Soprano Kathleen Bell has traveled extensively, performing voice recitals of classical voice and musical theatre repertoire in Denmark, Germany, Austria, Australia and Italy. Her stage performance credits include the La Contessa in “Le Nozze di Figaro,” Adele in “Die Fledermaus,” Miss Warbelwell in “The Impresario” and Mother Superior in “The Sound of Music.” Bell has been a featured soloist with the Miami Symphony, the Miami Civic Chorale, the Miami Oratorio Society, the Hispanic Lyric Theatre, the Middle Saxony Orchestra in Germany, the Amalfi Coast Music Festival in Maiori, Italy, and the Rome Festival Orchestra.
Bell has been teaching for over 25 years privately and at the high school and college level. While maintaining a private studio, Bell is currently a voice instructor at Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy, a visiting artist instructor in musical theatre at the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts and adjunct voice instructor at Mary Baldwin University.
Kathleen Bell holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in voice performance and is a certified teacher in levels I, II and III of Somatic Voicework™, the LoVetri Method and a National Center for Voice and Speech Certified Vocologist. She is currently a doctoral candidate in voice pedagogy at Shenandoah University with specializations in vocal health and contemporary commercial music styles.
Bell’s research interests include voice habilitation, collaboration with various body modalities and the effects of acid reflux on the voice. She has been a faculty and workshop presenter at Virginia National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), the Pan-American Vocology Association Conferences in Toronto and Seattle, Mary Baldwin University and at the International Symposium of the Voice Foundation in Philadelphia.
Her former students are currently singing in national musical tours, on Broadway and in A-level opera houses, as well as teaching in secondary and collegiate settings.