B i o g r a p h y
Katherine Bodor (b. 1994) recently completed her MM in Composition at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she studied with Claude Baker and Don Freund. Her music has been described as "stark and declamatory," "evocative," and filled with "a quiet passion," and she has premiered works internationally and throughout the US with ensembles including PHACE Contemporary Ensemble, Chamber Project St. Louis, NOTUS Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, Third Wheel Trio, and Six Degree Singers. She is a finalist in the Young Artists division of the 2019 NMTA Composition Competition, and she is featured on a CD of music highlighting feminine voices through NAVONA Records (NAXOS). She has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a second major in Music Composition (2016) from Washington University in St. Louis, where she studied with composers Christopher Stark and Martin Kennedy.
Prior to undergraduate studies, Katherine was classically trained in piano at MacPhail Center for Music (Minneapolis) under Nancy Daley, and also played percussion in a large ensemble setting. During her undergraduate studies, she fell in love with vocal expression by singing in the Washington University Chamber Choir and arranging for student-run a cappella groups. Her love of contemporary a cappella led her to her current work as a vocal arranger with The Vocal Company, a recording studio where some of the most prominent collegiate and high school a cappella groups (The Nor'Easters, The Vassar Devils, Take 7) create award-winning (see the CARAs) music. See Arranging to learn more.