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Katherine Kaiser

Resident Musicologist

KATHERINE KAISER holds a PhD and MA in Music History and Theory from Stony Brook University and a BA in Music and German Studies from Mount Holyoke College. Her scholarly work focuses on notions of technology and vocality in modern and contemporary music.


Katherine has presented papers at the American Musicological Society, the Society for American Music, and the Feminist Theory and Music Conference.  In addition to serving as Resident Musicologist for Symphony of the City of New York, Katherine teaches at Muhlenberg College and Northampton Community College and has also taught at Kutztown University and Stony Brook University.


As a singer-scholar, Katherine has performed 17th century solo cantatas on Long Island, in New York City, and at the Boston Early Music Festival.  She gave the American premiere of works by Marc'Antonio Pasqualini at the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, and she concertizes and gives masterclasses throughout the Northeast with Night's Black Bird (nightsblackbird.org), a group devoted to music of the 16th and 17th centuries.  She also sings with and writes program notes for The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, America's oldest Bach Society.