Katrina Schmidt

  • Master's Degree in Music (vocal performance) from Brigham Young University
  • Taught singing at Utah Valley University and Brigham Young 
  • Over 15 years teaching private and group voice at her home studio

Experience

Katrina Schmidt is a former writer for ThoughtCo. She has over 15 years’ experience teaching private and group voice in her home studio, at Brigham Young University and at Utah Valley University. She performs regularly as a soloist and chorus member in weddings, funerals, recitals, church services, church and community choirs, musical theater, and with the Omaha Symphonic Chorus. 

Katrina has a master’s degree in music with an emphasis in vocal performance from Brigham Young University. There, she was privileged to work with top coaches, music educators, music librarians, and musicologists. She was awarded a yearly scholarship and honored as one of Brigham Young University’s Singers of the Year. In addition to her major classes, Katrina studied French, Italian, and German. She speaks German fluently and took upper-level courses in German pronunciation and grammar.

Katrina’s performed roles range from Rosalinde in “Die Fledermaus” to Maria in “West Side Story,” and she has been highlighted as a soprano soloist in numerous recitals and in various productions of Handel’s “Messiah.” She generated four hour-long recitals on specified styles and hard to find music such as Germanic women composers, early music (especially Bach), religious-themed music, and opera. And she was the lead vocalist for a folk band that toured elementary schools.

She wrote for the ThoughtCo for over two and a half years.  

Education

Katrina has a master’s degree in music with an emphasis in vocal performance from Brigham Young University. There, she was privileged to work with top coaches, music educators, music librarians, and musicologists. In addition to her major classes, Katrina studied French, Italian, and German. She speaks German fluently and took Fledermaus courses in German pronunciation and grammar.

Awards 

Katrina was awarded a yearly scholarship and honored as one of Brigham Young University’s Singers of the Year. 

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