Artistic Director Katherine FitzGibbon

Katherine FitzGibbon is Associate Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities, and Chair of the Department of Music at Lewis & Clark College. In 2014, she was an inaugural winner of the Lorry Lokey Faculty Excellence Award, honoring “inspired teaching, rigorous scholarship, demonstrated leadership, and creative accomplishments.” In Portland, she has performed with Third Angle New Music Ensemble, FearNoMusic, Portland Chamber Orchestra, Cappella Romana, Cascadia Composers, and the Portland Baroque Orchestra. She has conducted undergraduate choirs at Harvard, Boston, Cornell, and Clark Universities, and at the University of Michigan. Dr. FitzGibbon has been Assistant Conductor of the professional ensemble Boston Secession, Chorusmaster of the Windsor Symphony Chorus in Ontario, guest conductor of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, and a staff conductor at the Rome Opera Festival in Rome, Italy. She has directed secondary school choral programs, guest conducted honor choirs, and adjudicated solo and choral competitions. A lyric soprano, Dr. FitzGibbon is a frequent recitalist and concert performer of early through new music.
Dr. FitzGibbon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Princeton University, Master of Music degree in conducting from the University of Michigan, and Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting at Boston University. Her research on historicism and German nationalism in choral-orchestral music of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries has been presented and published internationally.  

Resonance's musicians are the highest caliber in the Pacific Northwest; our singers are active professionals who sing with impeccable sound in a wide variety of colors and styles. The number and make-up of our ensemble varies based on the demands of the repertoire for a particular concert. These excellent musicians are part of Resonance Ensemble's roster: 
Elizabeth Bacon, alto
Bennett Bailey, baritone
Stephen Marc Beaudoin, tenor
Beth Madsen Bradford, alto
Hannah Brewer, piano and organ
Daniel Buchanan, tenor
Kristen Buhler, alto
Daniel Burnett, tenor
Janet Coleman, piano
Murray Cizon, tenor
Austin Daniel, bass
Mel Downie Robinson, soprano
Paul Elison, baritone
Renée Favand-See, alto
Tim Galloway, alto
Natalie Gunn, soprano
Michael Hilton, tenor
Kathleen Hollingsworth, alto
Erik Hundtoft, bass
Maria Karlin, soprano
Cecily Kiester, alto
Ben Kinkley, bass
Emily Kinkley, soprano
Stephanie Kramer, soprano
David Krueger, bass
Sarah Maines, alto
Patrick McDonough, bass
Justin Meyer, tenor
Joseph Michael Muir, tenor
Arwen Myers, soprano
Solveig Nyberg-Akert, soprano
Vakare Petroliunaite, soprano
Paul Sadilek, bass
Hannah Penn, alto
David Saffert, piano
Bethany Schweitzer Goshorn, alto
Adam Steele, baritone
David Stutz, bass
Laura Thoreson, alto
Jon Stuber, pianist and organist
Cahen Taylor, tenor
Joe Theissen, baritone
Brian Tierney, tenor
Catherine van der Salm, soprano
Kevin Walsh, baritone

 photo: ©2011 Rachel Hadiashar

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