Collegiate Faculty


Chair, Voice Department

American mezzo-soprano Catherine Cook has excelled in a wide range of roles with leading companies throughout the United States, including the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Los Angeles Opera and the Houston Grand Opera. Cook was a former Merola participant and Adler Fellow with the San Francisco Opera, where she continues to be a frequent presence. She has performed more than 45 roles to date with the company, including Suzuki in Madame Butterfly, Tisbe in La Cenerentola, Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro and La Frugola in Il tabarro. Cook is a graduate of the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she was the winner of the Norman Triegle Award in opera and the same year was a Metropolitan National Council Winner. Cook's students have been winners in many vocal competitions, including the Metropolitan Opera Auditions, and are chosen to participate in many apprentice programs throughout the country. In addition to maintaining a full voice studio, she holds annual audition workshops in the Bay Area and teaches Audition Workshop for Singers at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

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