Voice, Beginner Piano
Katelyn Neumann, mezzo-soprano, hails from Santa Barbara, California. Katelyn has a M.M. in Vocal Performance from California State University, Northridge and a B.A. in Music from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Katelyn has been the recipient of numerous accolades from both local and national music organizations, including being a 6-time winner of the Santa Barbara Music Club’s Music Scholarship Competition. Katelyn has performed several operatic roles with highlights including Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro with the Lyric Opera Studio in Weimar, Germany, the title role in Handel’s Giulio Cesare with BASOTI, Maddalena in Verdi’s Rigoletto with Capitol City Opera in Atlanta, Georgia, and Mother in Capitol City Opera’s world premiere of Curtis Bryant’s The Secret Agent.
Katelyn is also a performer of light opera and has performed lead roles with Lyric Theatre of San Jose in its productions of The Prince of Pilsen, Utopia Limited, and Iolanthe. She made her debut with Lamplighters Music Theatre as Leila in their production of Iolanthe, and recently performed with The Victorian Lyric Opera Company as The Lady Angela in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience. Katelyn enjoys performing a variety of music styles and was the soloist for a performance of Luciano Berio’s tribute to Martin Luther King, “O King,” and a singer in Taylor Mac’s current tour of A 24-Decade History of Popular Music. Katelyn recently performed at Strathmore Music Center in the world premiere of Jeremy Schonfeld’s rock opera, Iron and Coal. She was also pleased to perform as Mother Pig in The Three Little Pigs musical with Palo Alto Children’s Theatre. Katelyn is the Alto Soloist in the annual Messiah Sing-Along held in Santa Barbara and directed by Phillip McLendon. She is also a caroler in the The Tones choral group and serves as the Alto section leader and soloist at National United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. She has directed two children’s choirs and taught both voice and beginning piano privately. Katelyn believes lessons should be engaging, inspiring, and most of all fun!