Katharin Rundus, DMA is a nationally recognized teacher, conductor, singer and author. 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 Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Meng Hall at California State University, Fullerton, and the Corona Del Mar Baroque Festival. Since 2002 she has maintained a dynamic voice studio at Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, and she teaches the vocal pedagogy lecture class, Vocal Development.
Adept at explaining complex scientific vocal concepts in an engaging and practical manner, Katharin has presented workshops and clinics on voice building and voice training for teachers, choral conductors, and their students and choristers for more than twenty-five years. In response to participants’ requests for more information about her ideas and vocal exercises, Cantabile: A Manual About Beautiful Singing (Pavane Publishing) was developed and published in 2009. A practical vocal pedagogy textbook, it is in a Second Edition (2016) and in use in colleges and universities throughout the United States and abroad. Cantabile Voice Class (Pavane Publishing, 2015), a text for academic voice classes, and Choral Cantabile (Pavane Publishing, 2017) continue to provide practical and voice science information for voice teachers and choral conductors. Her two latest publications in the "Cantabile" Series, Cantabile Virtual Vocalise Collection and Cantabile Online Plus, (both Pavane Publishing 2020) were developed specifically for online use. She was a contributor to The Voice Teacher’s Cookbook (Meredith Music Publications), a "how-to" book for voice teachers published in 2018.
Dr. Rundus received a Bachelor of Music degree from Coe College, a Master of Music degree from Westminster Choir College and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the Claremont Graduate University, where she studied and researched the use of spectral analysis in the voice studio. She continued her studies in voice production and voice habilitation post-doctorate with Ingo Titze and Katherine Verdolini at the National Center for Voice and Speech, receiving a certificate in Vocology.