Katie McGonagle Leads July Performance and Masterclass Workshop
admin - Monday, 14 May 2012 10:04
We are pleased to announce a masterclass workshop and performance for our summer concert series that will feature vocalist Katie McGonalge. Ms. McGonagle will share the stage with students from her masterclass workshop who will present songs from the musical theater, opera and other popular selections. The performance will take place on Tuesday, July 17, 7:30 PM at the First Presbyterian Church of Logan with a reception for meeting the singers to immediately follow in Westminster House.
Katie got her start at Ohio University studying with Dr. You-Seong Kim and took part in many performances including CCM Spoleto and Rising Star Opera Singers in Indiana. Through these and other programs She was ultimately granted opportunities to study with some of the country’s best coaches and singers including Sylvia McNair and David Weeks.
Ms. McGonagle also studied foreign languages and diction for singers, including Italian for a summer in Italy and received her bachelor’s degree in Music Education and a Performance Honors Certificate from Ohio University. She is now under the instruction of Professor Barbara Paver at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where she is working to achieve her masters degree in voice performance. Her passion for learning about the voice and it’s function have driven her to explore the world of singing and to pursue multiple music degrees.
Katie McGonagle has been a part of countless opera scenes ranging from Gilbert and Sullivan to Weber and performed in her first full-stage opera as a junior when she played Lauretta in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi. Katie looks forward to sharing her experiences in voice and movement techniques and teaching others how to excel in musical performance.