CATHERINE K. BROWN is a voice teacher and performer based in Chester County, Pennsylvania. As a teacher, she is passionate about the human voice and enjoys helping her students explore ways to express themselves more fully. Catherine holds a B.A. in music and German from St. Olaf College. She has completed extensive coursework in vocal pedagogy and child and adolescent voice.
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
Catherine maintains a thriving home studio and offers private voice lessons during the school year at Bishop Shanahan High School in Downingtown, PA. She has taught popular courses in singing and the speaking voice at Chester County Night School.
Deeply committed to professional development, Catherine is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Music Teachers National Association, the New York Singing Teachers' Association, and the Voice Foundation. She has attended vocal pedagogy seminars at Penn State University (Bel Canto - Can Belto), Eastman School of Music (Summer Institute on Vocal Pedagogy and Performance), Westminster Choir College (Seminar on Children's Voices), and the Voice Foundation (Voice Symposium).
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). She continues her own training through private study of acting and voice.
Before opening her voice studio in 2009, Catherine worked in public relations for seven years, holding positions at the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Academy of Vocal Arts, and Inglis Foundation. She also taught English and music in Germany on a Fulbright grant.