Originally from Melbourne, Kate has both sung professionally and taught in the UK for 20 years
Kate is an experienced soloist and has performed for more than a decade as an Extra Chorister with the Royal Opera House.
Kate was appointed Associate Professor of Vocal Studies at Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2005 following three years as singing teacher at Westminster School. She taught singing in the Vocal Studies department, Historical Performance department and Opera department.
Recently, Kate completed a Master’s in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education at UCL Institute of Education with a dissertation on conservatoire student perceptions of expressivity and interpretation and how one-to-one teachers influence their interpretive processes. Since completing her MA, Kate’s teaching at Guildhall has included lectures for Master’s students on Reflective Practice and extensive contributions to the PGCert in Performance Teaching. Kate was made a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2014.
Kate is particularly interested in opportunities for collaborative learning in the conservatoire environment and she is keen to promote dynamic and engaging singing.
Kate joined the staff at the Royal Academy of Music in September 2017.