Soprano Katherine Clarkson attended Louisiana State University and obtained her BM in vocal performance in 2009 with vocal pedagogue, Dr. Loraine Sims. In 2010, she began her studies at Indiana University with American soprano, Patricia Wise. In 2011, Mrs. Clarkson traveled to San Francisco to work with The Bay Area Summer Opera Theatre Institute as Belinda in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. Upon graduating with her MM in 2012, she appeared as the soloist in Vaughn Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem with the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic. Since moving to Charleston with her husband, Dr. Justin Clarkson, she has performed with the Robert Taylor Festival Choir, Jewish Choral Society of Charleston, and Bach Society of Charleston and in concerts featured in numerous Piccolo Spoleto Festivals. Ms. Clarkson, a Louisiana native, moved to the Charleston area in 2012. She began her collegiate teaching career at Charleston Southern University as Adjunct Voice Faculty in 2012. Presently, she is the soprano at First (Scots) Presbyterian Church and Upper School Choral Director at Ashley Hall School.