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