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Katherine Starr


Teaching Area(s)

MM DePaul University 

BM Illinois State University

​Courses Taught

​Prelude Choir​​


Katherine Starr is a mezzo soprano living in the Chicago area. She recently completed her Masters in Vocal Performance at DePaul University, and she received her Bachelors at Illinois State University in 2018. Recently, she was seen as Ruggiero from Handel’s Alcina with Chicago Summer Opera. At Depaul University she played as Dema from Cavalli’s L’Egisto, as well as Mrs. Peachum from Britten’s Beggar’s Opera. In 2018, she appeared as Kate in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance, and understudied Nicklaus from Offenbach’s Les Contes d'Hoffmann with the Midwest Institute of Opera. She also played Dorabella in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Isaac in Britten’s Canticle II, and Ma from Copland’s The Tender Land with Illinois State University. She was a finalist in the 2018 Illinois State University Concerto Aria Competition. Katherine began teaching as the music instructor for the YMCA in Bloomington, Illinois. Currently, Katherine is a voice instructor with DePaul’s Community Music Division and maintains her own private studio.