Student Levels: Intermediate-Advanced
Student Ages: 14 and up
Catherine Nix, Soprano, earned a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in vocal performance and pedagogy from The University of Colorado at Boulder, where she studied with the late Dr. Barbara Doscher. Dr. Nix has held voice faculty positions at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, The University of Colorado at Denver, and The University of Texas at San Antonio. She is currently on the voice faculty at The University of the Incarnate Word and Musical Arts Center of San Antonio. She enjoys sharing her love of vocal literature, diction and pedagogy with her students and finds their creativity a catalyst for renewed energy in her own performing.
Her oratorio/sacred music credits include Requiem (Mozart), Lord Nelson Mass (Haydn), Elijah, Messiah, Gloria (Vivaldi), Messe Solennelle-St. Cecilia (Gounod), Vesperae Solennes de Confessore (Mozart), A German Requiem (Brahms), Stabat Mater (Pergolesi), and many other works. She has recently appeared as a guest soloist with Musical Bridges Around the World, the San Antonio Choral Society, the Youth Orchestra of San Antonio, the Colorado Music Festival, the Boulder Chamber Orchestra, the Littleton Symphony, the Westminster Symphony, the Timberline Symphony, the Longmont Chorale, and the Boulder Chorale.
As an experienced recitalist, she has recently produced concerts entitled Visiting Emily: Song Settings of the Poems of Emily Dickinson; It’s All About the Food; Spewing Gargoyles and Singing Serpents: Vocal Music of the 20th Century; and Through the Eyes of a Child. Her most recent artist recital, Exsultate! A Sacred Music Recital, was performed in Boulder, Colorado in July, 2017.
Her operatic credits include Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, and Angelina in Trial by Jury. Dr. Nix has also been active in liturgical music and is in demand as a workshop clinician. She has worked with church musicians across the country, and she specializes in the ministry of the Catholic cantor. She currently resides in Helotes, Texas. More information, including future performance engagements, can be found on her website: www.CatherineNix.com.