ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, KATHERINE FITZGIBBON
Katherine FitzGibbon is Associate Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities at Lewis & Clark College. In 2014, she was an inaugural winner of the Lorry Lokey Faculty Excellence Award, honoring “inspired teaching, rigorous scholarship, demonstrated leadership, and creative accomplishments.” In Portland, she has performed with Third Angle New Music Ensemble, FearNoMusic, Portland Chamber Orchestra, Cappella Romana, Cascadia Composers, and the Portland Baroque Orchestra. She has conducted undergraduate choirs at Harvard, Boston, Cornell, and Clark Universities, and at the University of Michigan. Dr. FitzGibbon has been Assistant Conductor of the professional ensemble Boston Secession, Chorusmaster of the Windsor Symphony Chorus in Ontario, guest conductor of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, and a staff conductor at the Rome Opera Festival in Rome, Italy. She has directed secondary school choral programs, guest conducted honor choirs, and adjudicated solo and choral competitions. A lyric soprano, Dr. FitzGibbon is a frequent recitalist and concert performer of early through new music.
Dr. FitzGibbon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Princeton University, Master of Music degree in conducting from the University of Michigan, and Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting at Boston University. Her research on historicism and German nationalism in choral-orchestral music of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries has been presented and published internationally.