See Kathryn at the Performer-Composer Showcase on Thursday July 12th.
Kathryn Shuman is a versatile soprano, and composer based in Los Angeles. As an avid explorer of vocal sounds and vibrations, she is continually finding ways of implementing found techniques in her music performance—anywhere from baroque classical, opera, experimental, contemporary, and improvisatory music. She has performed with opera companies including LA’s leading avant-garde opera company, The Industry. Most recently, she has performed at the Ojai Musical Festival for a West-Coast Premier of John Luther Adams' Sila: Breath of Life, LA Philharmonic's Green Umbrella Series at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and REDCAT as a part of the "Hotel Theory" event. Shuman’s improvisatory and vocal-driven original music has been commissioned and premiered by the Contemporary Choral Collective of LA (C3LA), and has been performed at venues including the Troubadour, Automata, Art Share LA, Character Projects, the Rockwood Music Hall (NYC). As someone who craves discussion about ecological issues, Kathryn has recently created a set of music to bring awareness to particular environmental issues relating to endangered migratory species. This summer she will be embarking on an American East-Coast tour of this music via bicycle. Shuman is also a committed educator and is on the voice faculty at Pasadena City College.