Katharine C. Carpenter is a lyric soprano who has held several noteworthy engagements since the start of her performance career. She began performing by singing in Berlioz’s Damnation of Faust, Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Philadelphia Orchestra in their home venues of The Kimmel Center of the Performing Arts and the Mann Center for the Performing Arts. She then went on to study her Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education at The Pennsylvania State University where she received her degrees in the Spring of 2017. She has performed in Master Classes for acclaimed singers, such as Jane Eaglen and was an active member of the Penn State Opera Theatre during her time at the university. Her favorite roles included Mélisande in Thomas Brook’s Impressions de Pelléas and Charlotte in Thomas Pasatieri’s Before Breakfast.
Katharine C. Carpenter also performed in Penn State’s Opera Chorus and the Pennsylvania State University Concert Choir where she had the unique opportunity to perform with The Rolling Stones at their concert at Heinz Field. She performed as a soloist in the Concert Choir with solos in Ravel’s Trois Chansons and Stephen Paulus’s The Road Home.
Katharine was inducted into the Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society as well as the Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Societies. She was awarded the Penn State Arts and Architecture Alumni Scholarship for excellence in performance and leadership and held an academic scholarship for her membership in the Schreyer Honors College. In addition to her excellence in performance and academics, she also holds skills in competitive gymnastics, dance, and piano performance.
Katharine C. Carpenter was born in Radnor, Pennsylvania and currently resides in Moorestown, New Jersey.