Geneva College
Kathryn Copeland Donaldson View All Faculty
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Disciplines/Field of Instruction

  • Singing/Voice

Degrees Received

  • Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Princeton, NJ
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Vocal Studies from the Royal Academy of Music, London, UK

Courses Taught

  • Private Voice Instruction
  • Grace Notes, a women’s ensemble


In the UK, Kathryn performed regularly with Gabrieli Consort, English Concert, BBC Singers, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Brompton Oratory Choir and toured throughout the UK, Germany, Romania and Syria. Kathryn has frequently performed oratorio and concert works in venues such as Buckingham Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral and St. Martin in the Fields. Since her return to the USA, Kathryn has performed in The Marriage of Figaro (Rosina), Carmen (Micaela), Riders to the Sea (Cathleen), Britten’s The Little Sweep (Rowan) and Mozart’s Don Giovanni (Donna Anna) with Pittsburgh’s Undercroft Opera and Microscopic Opera.

Kathryn is a featured soloist with Pittsburgh Camerata. She sings occasionally for Pittsburgh’s ‘Music in a Great Space’ concert series and for Pittsburgh Renaissance and Baroque, is a chorister with Pittsburgh Opera, and in 2013 made her Royal Albert Hall, London solo debut with her husband, bass-baritone Sean G. Donaldson.

Professional Society Memberships:

  • American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA)

Work Experience:

  • I have taught lessons privately, in schools and at Geneva for ten years. I produce Broadway Revue featuring Geneva students each year. I also lead choral workshops for church/local choirs, and teach music at the Geneva College Musical Theater Camp.

Current Project:

  • April 29-May 7 I am performing in The Summer King with Pittsburgh Opera. This is a brand new opera about baseball legend Josh Gibson and his fascinating life story of Pittsburgh, segregation, love and baseball.

Miscellaneous, e.g., hobbies, sports, personal info, etc.:

  • I have a 3 year old daughter so my hobbies are largely on hold for right now, but I enjoy reading, playing basketball, nature walks, travelling, movies, planning and rehearsing new musical projects, and cooking. I am the youngest daughter of Geneva alumni and retired faculty Robert and Louise Copeland.