Hailed as a singer “who thoroughly captures the imagination,” soprano Kathryn Mueller is also praised for her “lovely tone and easy agility.” Her frequent engagements across the United States include appearances with Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, Pacific Symphony, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Eastern Music Festival, Santa Fe Pro Musica, and the Phoenix, Grand Rapids, Mobile and Winston-Salem symphonies.
Favorite concert works that she has performed include Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Haydn’s Creation, Bach’s St. John Passion, and many works by Mozart and Handel. She collaborates as a guest artist with the award-winning early music group Wayward Sisters, and has also sung operatic roles for Arizona Opera, the North Carolina HIP Music Festival and Bach Collegium San Diego.
Mueller’s honors include a Grammy nomination for her solo work on True Concord’s album Far in the Heavens and prizes from the Oratorio Society of New York’s Solo and Early Music America’s Baroque Performance competitions. In 2011, she was one of four fellows in the prestigious Adams Vocal Master Class at the Carmel Bach Festival. Mueller has also recorded two Grammy-nominated albums with Seraphic Fire, and is featured as a soloist on Seraphic Fire’s best-selling Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of the Blessed Virgin 1610.
Mueller was born in San Francisco and began her musical studies on the edge of Arizona’s White Mountain Apache Reservation. She got her first pro gig – a section leader position at a church in Providence – during high school in Rhode Island, continued her vocal studies as an undergraduate at Brown University and then earned a master’s degree in vocal performance from the University of Arizona. She is based in Raleigh, NC and is on the voice faculties of East Carolina and North Carolina State universities.