Katie began her musical journey as a child competing as a

 

young pianist and on stage as part of the Langley Ukulele

 

Ensemble. She is an alumna of Kwantlen

 

Polytechnic University, and graduated with a Masters of Music in

 

Opera Performance from the University of British Columbia in

2015. In 2013 Katie won first place in the vocal category

 

at the Canadian National Music festival 

 

and in November she obtained a young artist's encouragement

 

award at the Metropolitan Opera Western Canadian District

 

Auditions.  In 2014, Katie studied at the

 

International Summer Academy at the Mozarteum in Salzburg,

 

Austria, with soprano, Michele Crider and mezzo-soprano,

 

Marjana Lipovsek.  While at the academy she obtained second

 

prize in the program's Richard Strauss Wettbewerb. In 2015

 

Katie won a concert engagement in Japan from the Jeunes

 

Ambassadeurs Lyriques Competition in Montréal. Katie was

 

engaged as a young artist in residence at L'opéra de Montréal

 

from 2016 to 2018.

 

Katie has performed as a soloist with

 

Vancouver Island Opera, the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra,

 

Opera Guadalajara, Orquesta sinfonica de Zapopan, Orchestre

 

Symphonique de Laval, Orchestre Symphonique de Longueuil,

 

Orchestre Symphonique de L'Agora, and L'Opéra de Montréal.

Outside of the classical and operatic stage Katie performs a

 

variety of musical genres and teaches voice, piano, and ukulele.

Photo: Courtney Turner