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Katherine Murray

Alto

Katherine Murray, Alto

Biography

Sought after as a recitalist and soloist for orchestras and choruses in the Southeast, Katherine Murray is well known for her beautiful vocal quality and sensitive attention to text. Ms. Murray also performs and records with the GRAMMY® Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Choruses, with which she has sung solos on several occasions. She appears as soloist on two Telarc recordings of the Robert Shaw Festival Singers, having participated in the renowned maestro’s Summer Choral Institutes for a number of years. She has also been a soloist and member of the choir of Trinity Presbyterian Church for more than 30 years.

Murray has given premieres of works for solo voice by Milan Kaderavek and Jacob Avshalomov. She has sung and recorded with the Grammy-Award-winning professional choir Conspirare and is the former director of Atlanta's Collegium Vocale.

Active as a music educator and clinician, Murray is the choral music teacher at the Paideia School in Atlanta, where she has taught for three decades. She is the recipient of the school’s Loridan Award, given to outstanding teachers. Katherine has taught the voice master class for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and frequently serves as guest clinician for school and church choirs, teaching vocal methods for the choral singer.

A student of the renowned contralto Florence Kopleff, she received her Bachelor of Music degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and her Master of Music degree in voice performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music.


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