Katherine Sandoval Taylor, a native of Asheville, NC, has appeared in oratorio, concert, musical theater, and opera performances throughout the Southeast, as well as in various venues in Massachusetts. Studying voice and pedagogy under Mark St. Laurent, she earned a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from New England Conservatory (NEC) in Boston, MA. She also holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Furman University, in Greenville, SC, where she studied with mezzo-soprano, Trudy Hines Fuller.
An avid supporter of young artists pursuing their dreams, Ms. Taylor organized, produced, and performed the 2002 Benefit Concert, Bach to Broadway, for the Asheville Area Arts Council, where she raised over $4,000 for their Arts in Education scholarship program. This prestigious scholarship is annually awarded to graduating high school seniors, pursuing various forms of the arts in college. Ms. Taylor was awarded this scholarship in 2000. Of Ms. Taylor’s performance, The Asheville Citizen Times said, “Bach to Broadway expresses her ambition and her range, both of which are formidable… She convincingly conveyed the inner feelings of the characters and brought them to dramatic as well as musical life… She has been doing musical theater since girlhood and knows well how to tell a story in song, how to work with other actors, and how to connect with an audience.”
An experienced teacher, Ms. Taylor has taught voice and pedagogy at the New England Conservatory, Boston Children’s Chorus, Furman University, and currently maintains a private studio in the Nashville, TN area.
This past November Ms. Taylor performed the role of Evelyn Nesbit to sold out run of Ragtime with Street Theatre Company in Nashville, TN. February 2012 she will be making her debut with Black Bird Theater as the Priest and Observer in the rarely performed Pacific Overtures by Stephen Sondheim.