Kathryn Leonard has been active in the Eugene community as a performer and an educator for nearly ten years, since she relocated from Portland to pursue her graduate degree. Kathryn holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, Pedagogy Concentration from Marylhurst University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Pacific University. As a performer, Kathryn has given solo recitals in venues such as Pittock Mansion, the Old Church, and as part of the Hult Center’s SHOcase series. She has sung with many choirs across the Northwest, including the Portland Symphonic Choir, the Eugene Vocal Arts Ensemble and the Eugene Concert Choir, for whom she has been a featured soloist and actor. At The Shedd Institute, she has been seen as Luciana in The Boys From Syracuse, Tuptim in The King and I, and Shirley Vernon in Lady, Be Good and has been featured with The Emerald City Jazz Kings since their 2016-17 season. Kathryn is a certified music teacher for early childhood through middle school, and is currently the music specialist and drama instructor at O’Hara Catholic School in Eugene. Kathryn is also the director of the Junior Academy Singers Girlchoir for Oregon Children’s Choir, has served on the voice faculty of The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts, and was the Music Director and Curriculum Designer for the Eugene Concert Choir’s Educational Outreach Program.