Kathleen Morrison, an operatic soprano, is renowned for her captivating performances in opera, concerts, and lieder. Opera Canada hails her as 'Riveting,' while Kultur Extra Berlin praises her "Highly professional voice.”
With a remarkable array of accomplishments, Kathleen has left her mark in the music industry. She was named a CTV Inspired Alberta in 2022 and served as the 2016 Classical Music Representative for Calgary's Year of Music. Her talents have graced prestigious venues such as the 10th Anniversary of the Canadian Embassy in Berlin, Calgary's Music Mile, the National Music Centre, the historic King Eddy, and a 10-city tour of China where she performed for over 1 million people combined. She has also received nominations for the Calgary Awards and the Avenue Top 40 Under 40.
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As the owner of 'Voice by Kathleen' studio, she mentors and coaches singers across genres, prioritizing healthy technique. Her studio has nurtured exceptional talent accepted into renowned Canadian universities (McGill, UofT, UBC, Ryerson, UofC) and esteemed international institutions like Berklee College of Music, American School of Music & Dance, and Broadway Dance Centre - ISVP Professional Semester. Noteworthy achievements of her singers include appearances on America's Got Talent, Alberta Country Music Award victories, and consistent casting in leading roles (Theatre Calgary and Storybook Theatre).
Kathleen's influence extends beyond her studio as an adjudicator for notable organizations such as Alberta Music Education Foundation, Airdrie Performing Arts Festival, and Drayton Valley Performing Arts Festival. She is also sought after as a masterclass clinician at esteemed institutions like the University of Lethbridge, Calgary Arts Academy, Calgary Public Schools, and Westwinds Music Society. Since 2019, she has served as the Director of Solo Voice Studies at the prestigious Renert School.
In addition, Kathleen co-founded the audience-favourite ensemble Divas Opera and is the artistic/executive director of the upcoming Alberta Vocal Arts Association, dedicated to promoting classical vocal arts in Alberta. She holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Lethbridge and an Artist Diploma from the Vancouver Academy of Music. Upcoming 2023 performances include the lead role in Calgary Concert Opera's production of Adriana Lecouvreur, a reprisal of Chiaroscuro: Liederabend Reimagined with pianist Carlos Foggin, and a masterclass clinician and Music at Noon recital at her alma mater.
Residing in Calgary, Alberta, Kathleen finds joy and companionship with her beloved Grand Champion Trick Samoyed, Alfie. Notably, she is a Certified Trick Dog Trainer - All Star Trainer of the Year and holds the position of Vice-President of the Samoyed Association of Canada.