Resident Artist / Lead Instructor
Katie DeFiglio is a singer and voice teacher originally from the Hudson Valley, New York. She earned her Doctor of Musical Arts in Voice Pedagogy at Shenandoah Conservatory, her Master’s degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Miami, and her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. For over twenty-five years, Dr. Katie has enjoyed performing a wide variety of roles and repertoire throughout the United States and Europe. A few of her favorite stage roles include: Cunegonde (Candide), Guenevere (Camelot), Johanna (Sweeney Todd), Mabel (Pirates of Penzance), Jenny (Company), Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflӧte), Susy (Wait Until Dark), Lenny (Crimes of the Heart), and Hermia (A Midsummer Night’s Dream).
Dr. Katie has extensive experience teaching all ages and multiple vocal styles, including musical theater, classical, and CCM styles, and has held full-time voice faculty positions at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke and Ball State University. She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the Voice Foundation, the Musical Theatre Educators Alliance, The Michael Chekhov Association, and the Pan-American Vocology Association. Her teaching space is a positive and empowering environment, and she incorporates current voice pedagogy techniques and somatic practices developed through her work with Estill Voice Training, the CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute, Michael Chekhov Acting Technique, and the Emotional Body Method. Dr. Katie is dedicated to inspiring a lasting joy of singing through helping her students gain the vocal technique to reach their singing goals.