Meet the Accompanist
Theater’s off-Broadway premiere of The Landing by John Kander, starring David Hyde Pierce. Cathy made her Carnegie/Weill Hall debut in 2008 accompanying tenor Brian Cheney. In 2012, she performed again at Carnegie/Weill Hall with pianist Steven Ryan, in the American premiere of Robin Holloway’s Gilded Goldbergs for two pianos. Cathy has been a Staff Pianist for the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, The Institute for Vocal Studies in Paris, Yale University Graduate Opera Program, Hartt School of Music, NYU, NJCU, Light Opera Oklahoma, Salt Marsh Opera Connecticut, and Mobile, Alabama Opera. Before moving to New York City in 2003, Cathy was a Staff Accompanist for the University of Tulsa, a pia
nist with the Tulsa Philharmonic and accompanist for the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus. As a mezzo-soprano, Cathy has appeared as vocal soloist with the Tulsa Philharmonic, The Tulsa Signature Symphony, the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, the Council Oak Men’s Chorale of Tulsa, Boston Avenue Methodist Church Chancel Choir in Tulsa, Amore Opera NYC (as Buttercup in H.M.S. Pinafore), St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church Choir in New York City, Church of the Incarnation Choir in New York City and the What a Neighborhood New Composers Series in New York City. Her theater credits in the Tulsa area include Maria in The Sound of Music, Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, Guenevere in Camelot, and Winnifred in Once Upon a Mattress. Cathy received herBachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance from Northwestern University and her Master’s Degree in Accompanying from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Cathy is the pianist/organist for Harvard Avenue Christian Church in Tulsa, OK.