Kathleen Grace

“Working with Kate Conklin has fundamentally transformed who I am as an artist. It is, in fact, a challenge to put into words the breadth of her teaching’s impact. Kate introduced me to a world of effortlessness and technical freedom that I never dreamt possible. The boundaries I once felt around my instrument, it’s limits, have fallen away. And in its place I have discovered room for more risk taking, adventure and true authenticity. This fundamental transformation has also utterly changed how I teach and engage my students in vocal work and exploration. I watch regularly as that same sense of freedom and possibility infect the voices of the next generation of professional artists. Kate’s gift is deep, patient and profound. She is a teacher full of challenge and spark. And she is steeped in the science and the tradition of her craft. I am deeply grateful for our work together.”

October 9, 2017