A native of Buffalo, New York, soprano Katherine Riederer, is currently in the process of finishing her undergraduate in Vocal Performance and Music Education at CCM. While at CCM, Miss Riederer has performed several roles including Diana in Orpheus in the Underworld, Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte, Jephte in Historia di Jephte, Spirit/Chorus in L’Orfeo, and Featured Dancer/Chorus in Die Fledermaus.
Not only has Miss Riederer been involved in CCM productions but has also performed scenes from L’Elisir d’Amore (Adina) and Il Viaggio a Reims (Contessa) with the Young Artist Program, Classic Lyric Arts. Throughout the years, Miss Riederer has studied and coached under Amy Johnson, Kenneth Shaw, Susan Moser, Dr. Brett Scott, Donna Loewy, and Glenn Morton.
In addition to performing, Miss Riederer shares a strong passion and love for teaching. For the past two years, Miss Riederer has been an intern for the Cincinnati Youth Choir under the tutelage of Mrs. Robin Lana. Here, she has taught students in the choir setting ranging from middle school to high school.
Miss Riederer’s intent while working at the Cincinnati Music Academy is to develop confident singers who are able to freely express themselves through different genres of music. While studying with Miss Riederer, students can expect to learn about healthy vocal technique, diction, musicianship, and performance skills, all while applying it to specific repertoire that fits each student’s musical abilities. Additionally, Miss Riederer’s studio welcomes all styles of music including, but not limited to, classical, musical theater, jazz, pop/contemporary, etc.