Piano Department Chair
Kathryn Southworth earned a B.M. in piano performance from Oberlin Conservatory and a M.M. in vocal accompanying and coaching from the University of Illinois. While pursuing her graduate studies, she held an assistantship as staff accompanist under the tutelage of acclaimed accompanist John Wustman, and served as a musical ambassador to Costa Rica as accompanist for soprano Ollie Watts Davis. She has been a collaborative pianist for such organizations as Opera North, Dartmouth College, Plymouth State University and Boston Ballet, and also has served as music director, accompanist and organist for numerous theater and choral groups throughout New England. Currently, she is accompanist for Belle Voci, and performs regularly with the Musicians of Wall Street Ensemble. She has been an interim piano faculty member and staff accompanist at Plymouth State University, and has been a member of the piano faculty at St. Paul’s School. She currently serves as music director and organist for Canterbury United Community Church and is musical director of the Canterbury Shaker Singers.