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Lamont School of Music

Faculty: Voice and Opera

Sara   Bardill

Sara Bardill
  • Office:  Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Room 427
  • Phone:  303-871-6995
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  • Background: 

    Sara Bardill, soprano, has been a featured artist throughout the Rocky Mountain region, Bardill has sung featured roles in Opera Colorado's production of Gianni Schicchi and Der Rosenkavalier.  She has soloed in literature ranging from Bach's Mass in B Minor with the Boulder Philharmonic to Strauss' Four Last Songs with the Laramie Symphony Orchestra.  Bardill holds a bachelor of music from St. Olaf College and a master of music in vocal performance from the University of Colorado.  She has been an active teacher of voice for the past twenty one years.

Kenneth   Cox

Ken Cox

Kenneth Cox has sung for the past thirty years as a leading basso with many of the international opera houses of the world, including Paris, Chicago, San Francisco, Houston, Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal, Seattle, San Diego, Washington, Philadelphia, Dallas, Amsterdam, Brussels, and the Opera San Carlo in Napoli.

  • Office:  Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Room 429
  • Phone:  303-871-6954
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Catherine   Kasch

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Catherine Kasch, soprano, is the 2010 recipient of the University of Denver's "William Driscoll Award for Teaching and Mentorship".  Ms. Kasch continues to study extensively to thoroughly present all lines of technique in both her studio work and in her capacity as undergraduate and graduate teacher of vocal pedagogy at the Lamont School of Music.

  • Office:  Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 422
  • Phone:  303-871-6879
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  • Background: 

    Bachelor of Music, University of Colorado
    Master of Music and post-master's Artist's Certificate, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

    Ms. Kasch has completed all levels of study at the Contemporary Music Institute with renowned master teacher Jeanne Lovetri and has, herself, taught master classes at Northwestern College, Minnesota, the Sydney Conservatory of Music in Australia, the Amsterdam Conservatory and the Royal Conservatory of Music, Den Haag as well as with the International Opera Studio in Amsterdam.

    She has served as a guest teacher with the Perry Mansfield Institute in Steamboat Springs. Before joining the faculty at the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music, she was on the voice faculty at the University of Colorado. Previous teaching includes Triton College and the College of Lake County in Illinois.

Katrina Twitty

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Katrina Twitty, soprano, has been a resident of the Denver area for the past twelve years.  In addition to teaching private vocal performance instruction, audition preparation and beginner piano at the Katrina Twitty Voice Studio, she currently teaches as Adjunct Instructor of Voice at the Lamont School of Music, University of Denver and Arapahoe Community College Department of Music.