Voice Instructor Katie Polit is a passionate educator and performer throughout the United States. At home in both the concert hall and on the operatic stage, recent appearances include Vivaldi’s Gloria at David Geffen Hall (Lincoln Center), Samuel Barber’s Knoxville, Summer of 1915 with the Owensboro Symphony and Ännchen in Der Freischütz with Virginia Opera. She has also sung with The Ohio Light Opera, Opera Naples, Charlotte Symphony, Helena Symphony and Charlottesville Opera
Katie completed her Doctor of Music in Vocal Literature and Performance at Indiana University, where she taught voice lessons as an associate instructor, and assisted her long time idol, Sylvia McNair, with undergraduate opera workshop, helping to produce and direct scenes from operas and musicals. She holds a Master of Music in Opera Performance from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Humanities and Arts from Carnegie Mellon University, with an emphasis in Modern Languages and Music. She completed her high school education at Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan.
Katie has been teaching voice for over 10 years and loves helping students of all ages and backgrounds discover the possibilities of the human voice. She also teaches beginning piano, having a strong technical background from her time as a student with piano pedagogue, Nancy Bachus. When she’s not making music you can find her running, knitting, or baking bread.