Katherine Parker joined the faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno in 2020 where she is currently Lecturer of Voice, Classical Voice Advisor, and Artistic Director of Nevada Chamber Opera. Previously, she was faculty at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Salem State University and Walnut Hill School for the Arts. An in demand guest artist, arranger, conductor and clinician, she has collaborated with institutions across the country, including National Association Teachers of Singing, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brown University, Boston Conservatory Vocal Pedagogy Professional Workshop, University of Cincinnati-Conservatory The Stilson Institute, Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association, Massachusetts Music Educators Association, and Nevada Music Educators Association. She has been fortunate to be on opera and musical theatre stages around the country and is particularly interested in exploring how unique instrumental pairings/chamber group settings and unexpected vocal timbres can illuminate musical and emotional expression. Her recent soloist performances include Rochester Opera House, Boston New Opera/Music Theatre Initiative, International Clarinet Association, Reno Philharmonic Pops Orchestra, Reno Chamber Orchestra, NEO Voice Festival, and Dagbe Cultural Centre in Kopeyia, Ghana. Before transitioning to higher education, she spent eight years as a K-12 music educator and choral director. She holds a MM in Vocal Pedagogy from Boston Conservatory at Berklee, K-12 teaching certification in IL and MA, and 200 RYS yoga certification.