Cathy Venable

Cathy Venable is a Tulsa-based pianist, accompanist, organist, conductor, flutist, and mezzo. She serves as pianist for Harvard Avenue Christian Church, the Tulsa Chorale, and the Tulsa Symphony. Cathy spent 2015-2020 as Associate Conductor for the National Tour of The Sound of Music, Keyboard One/Assistant Conductor for the National Tour of the Phantom of the Opera, and Associate Conductor for the National Tour of Disney’s Frozen. From 2003-2014, Cathy made New York City her home and served as rehearsal pianist and/or pit pianist for the Broadway productions of Cinderella, Aladdin, Evita, The Light in the Piazza, Curtains, Sondheim on Sondheim, Les Misérables, The Visit, Wonderful Town, Beauty and the Beast, The Apple Tree, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Anything Goes. 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 served as Staff Pianist/Coach 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 Opera. Cathy received her Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance from Northwestern University and her Master’s Degree in Accompanying from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.