MFA, California Institute of the Arts
BM, Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Shuman is a versatile vocalist, composer and music
teacher who performs regularly and writes music
for voices, and instrumental ensembles of varying
in classical and jazz styles, Kathryn is experienced
in performing and teaching several different genres
including baroque, opera, jazz, blues, funk, soul,
folk, and often mixtures of any of those.
has performed internationally in places including
St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, and various cathedrals,
churches and festivals in Florence, Berlin, Wales,
and Ireland. She has also sung in many music festivals
in the US as well, including Monterey Jazz festival
in September 2014, with the award-winning small
jazz group, Pacific Standard Time.
earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Voice Performance
at California Institute of the Arts this May 2016.
She received a Bachelor of Music degree at Bob
Cole Conservatory of Music at California State
University of Long Beach in 2014.
Shuman is in the process of recording an album
with duo project, "Ben and Kat," featuring
Ben Finley on bass. This project features vocals
and electric bass both using live electronics
and effects processing. This duo will be on a
Canada and US East Coast tour July 2016. In addition
to this project, Kathryn is working on a solo
album featuring a handful of fellow artists. One
of Kathryn's originals, "the habit is who
I am" was chosen to be recorded for the CalArts'
singer/songwriter project, released May 2015.
has 7 years of music teaching experience. She
has taught private and group lessons for voice
and music theory at Marina High School in Huntington
Beach, CA, and Poly Tech High School in Long Beach,
CA. Kathryn taught the Institute voice class at
CalArts while she was studying there.