Katharin Rundus is a nationally recognized teacher, conductor and singer. As a gifted soprano, Dr. Rundus has performed in opera, oratorio and musical theater productions in Italy, Germany, England as well as in the US. Recent solo performances include concerts at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Meng Hall at California State University, Fullerton, and the Corona Del Mar Baroque Festival.
In addition to her private studio at CSULB, Dr. Rundus is the Director of Vocal Studies at Fullerton College, where she teaches voice and oversees the more than one-hundred-fifty students studying voice either privately or in classes. Her students at both institutions are consistent winners in competitions and auditions, and are performing and teaching all over the United States.
Dr. Rundus is frequently invited to lecture on vocal pedagogy at many universities, colleges and high schools, including UCLA and the University of North Dakota among others. She has been a featured clinician at many ACDA conferences, and has lectured about voice science to the NATS-LA chapter. She is the co-dean of
Summer Sing, an annual singer’s conference at Lake Tahoe, Nevada, where she is a favorite teacher of voice training, vocal health and choral pedagogy. Cantabile: A Manual of Beautiful Singing (Pavane Publishing), authored by Dr. Rundus, was published in 2009, and has become a popular and well-regarded textbook in vocal pedagogy.
Dr. Rundus received the Bachelor of Music degree from Coe College, the Master of Music degree from Westminster Choir College and the Doctor of Musical Arts from the Claremont Graduate University where she studied and researched the use of spectral analysis in the voice studio. Additionally, she has studied the science of vocal production with Ingo Titze and Katherine Verdolini at the National Center for Voice and Speech.