Formerly Boston-based pianist and vocal coach, Katie Barr is a 1st Year DMA student in VocalCoaching and Accompanying at U of I. Ms. Barr worked as studio accompanist at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, music director and vocal coach with Boston Opera Collaborative, and pianist with Opera on Tap - Boston. Recent opera credits include répétiteur for Manitoba Underground Opera’s Gianni Schicchi and Suor Angelica; Die Fledermaus with MassOpera; Albert Herring, La Clemenza di Tito, Turn of the Screw, Hydrogen Jukebox, Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor, Alcina, The Old Maid and the Thief, and La traviata with Boston Conservatory Opera.
Ms. Barr is an accomplished recitalist of art song literature, including performances of Schubert’s Die Winterreise and the Complete Canticles of Benjamin Britten. Recent collaborations include the Brookline Symphony Orchestra, NEMPAC Opera Project, Voices Boston, and The Brookline Consort. In 2019, she was on faculty at Boston University Tanglewood Institute as a vocal coach and pianist for their Young Artists Vocal Program. This summer, she will attend the Bay View Music Festival in Petoskey, MI as a piano fellow. Ms. Barr graduated from Duquesne University with her B.S. in Music Education, and completed her Master’s of Music in Collaborative Piano at The Boston Conservatory.