Director, Voice and Vocal Studies
Associate Professor, Voice
- Office: 140
- Phone: (775) 784-6862
Katharine DeBoer, soprano, is director of Vocal Studies at UNR. Dr. DeBoer earned her Master and Doctoral degrees in vocal performance at the University of Illinois where she studied with Mark Elyn. With her coach and renowned accompanist, John Wustman, she performed on the 1990-1997 U.S. tour of the complete songs of Franz Schubert. As a soprano soloist, DeBoer has received critical acclaim for her appearances with choral societies, orchestras, and opera companies. As a skilled performer of chamber music, she has collaborated with Argenta, the Chamber Music Society of Sacramento, and the Telluride Chamber Music Festival. She has appeared as soloist at the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico and as artist/faculty of the International Music Festival in Pitten, Austria. She has also served as collegiate faculty at San Francisco Conservatory of Music (2003-2004).
Katherine DeBoer, Soprano
John Koch, Piano
Twenty-nine lyric art songs accompanied by the composer, set to poetry of Shakespeare, Yeats, Ezra Pound, E. E. Cummings, Rosetti, and others.
Songs of John Koch was recorded in concert in Vermont, accompanied by the composer. The song repertory displays a diversity of styles, from simple settings of Mother Goose, charming and nostalgic settings of poems by Burns, Yeats, de la Mare, Stevenson and others; lovely lyrical settings of medieval and Shakespeare texts; to the power and complexity of song set to poems by Ezra Pound and E. E. Cummings.
Composer John Koch was graduated from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University as a pianist. He received a masters degree in composition from Juilliard School of Music and studied with Nadia Boulanger in Paris under a Fulbright grant. He has published piano music as well as a teaching method for recorder. He toured with cellist Lynn Harrell and violinist Charles Castleman for Jeunesses Musicales in Canada, and with many singers in this country.
Katharine DeBoer, soprano, is Director of Vocal Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. She has also served on the collegiate faculty of San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Dr. DeBoer earned her masters and doctoral degrees in vocal performance at the University of Illinois where she studied with Mark Elyn. With coach and renowned accompanist, John Wustman, she performed on the 1990-1997 U.S. tour of the complete songs of Franz Schubert. As a soprano soloist, DeBoer has received critical acclaim for her appearances with choral societies, orchestras, and opera companies from New England to California. A skilled performer of chamber music, she has performed with the Argenta Quartet, the Chamber Music Society of Sacramento, and the Telluride Chamber Music Festival. Her international credits include the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico, and recitals in Austria, Germany, Slovakia, and Poland.
- Audio CD
- Release Date: April 21, 2009
- ASIN: B0027CHQQA
- Available at Amazon.com
- Release Date: November 30, 1998
- Label: The Orchard
- Genres: Classical/Forms & Genres/Symphonies, Classical/General, Classical/Historical Periods/Classical (c.1770-1830), Classical/Symphonies/Classical (c.1770-1830)
- ASIN: B000V5PGJE
- Available as MP3 download at Amazon.com
Ensemble Performances at UNR
Faculty and student ensemble performances occur frequently througout each semester. Check the Department of Music Events Calendar for upcoming recitals and concerts.