Catherine K. Brown holds a B.A. in music and German from St. Olaf College and has taught English in Germany on a Fulbright grant. She has completed extensive coursework in vocal pedagogy (St. Olaf, Eastman Conservatory of Music, Voice Foundation) and child/adolescent voice (St. Olaf, Westminster Choir College). She has taught popular courses in singing and speech at Chester County Night School. Catherine is passionate about the human voice and enjoys helping her students explore ways to express themselves more fully.
As a private singing instructor, Catherine works with students of all ages and abilities. She particularly enjoys working with children and teens, and her young students have performed:
- with professional theaters (Walnut Street Theatre, Bucks County Playhouse, Fulton Theatre, Media Theatre, others)
- with community theaters (Forge Theatre, Barley Sheaf Players)
- with summer theater programs (Upper Darby Summer Stage, West Chester Summer Stage, French Woods Festival for the Performing Arts)
- in lead (Unionville HS, Bishop Shanahan HS), supporting, and ensemble roles in their school theatrical productions
- in their own bands
Her speech students include:
- business people
- fitness instructors
- sales people
- tour guides
An active performer, Catherine has appeared in opera and musical theater productions at the Academy of Vocal Arts, Barley Sheaf Players, Concert Operetta Theater, Dramateurs at the Barn, Forge Theatre, Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Chester County, Rowan University Opera, and the Savoy Company. As a background actor, she has worked on ABC’s Pan Am and NBC’s 30 Rock and Do No Harm (pilot episode).