Kathryn M. Peperkorn, Soprano
Ms. Peperkorn has been teaching voice lessons privately since 1993. In 1997 upon completion of her Masters of Vocal Performance she began teaching at Indiana Perdue University in Ft. Wayne IN. In 1999 she began her teaching as an adjunct at Carthage College in Kenosha Wisconsin. In 2001 she dedicated herself solely to her private studio teaching.
In 2005 Kathryn began her highly successful summer program “Opera ala Carte”, with 6 of her own students. Within the seven years of Ms. Peperkorns direction this program came to include over 100 students each summer ranging in age from 5-65, with audiences of over 1500 people.
Ms. Peperkorn has performed numerous operatic roles such as: Madame Pompous in Too Many Sopranoes, Mimi in La Boheme, Norma in Norma, Anna Bolena in Anna Bolena, Violetta in La Traviata, Costanza in Entführung aus dem Serail, Marguerite in Faust, Leila in Les pêcheurs des perles, Sarah Garrett in She never lost a passanger, and Maketaten in Philip Glass’ Akhnaten.
Ms. Peperkorn has enjoyed working with many different opera companies including Florentine Opera, Chicago Opera Theatre, Indianapolis Opera,and Milwaukee Opera Theatre. In 2010 Kathryn was proud to be one of the performers in Florentine Operas Grammy winning recording of the Opera Elmer Gantry. As well as a part of the world premier cast of Rio di Sangre.
She has appeared as soloist in oratorio performances including: Greig’s Peer Gynt, J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion, J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, J.S. Bach’s Magnificat, J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Beck’s Requiem, and Luboff’s African Mass.
She has been a prize winner in many vocal competitions, some of which include: the Eleanor Lieber Awards, the Gerda Lissner Foundation, The Mac Allister Awards, The Bel Canto Foundation, National Association of Teachers of Singing, and National Music Teachers Association.
Ms. Peperkorn’s education includes a Bachelor of Science in Education from Concordia College in Seward Nebraska, and a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from Ball State University. Beyond this she has continued her professional study by working with such teachers, coaches and conductors as Joseph Rescigno, Marco Boemi, Richard Boldrey, Nico Castel, Joan Dornemann, Mignon Dunn, Kurt Klippstatter, Sherrill Milnes, Bruno Rigacci, and Tim Shaindlin.
Ms. Peperkorn’s other interests include her hobbies of ballroom dancing, jogging, and hiking.