Kathy McNeil, Coloratura Soprano, is a versatile performer, having appeared in oratorio, recital and opera performances throughout the United States. Her operatic credits include appearances with the Aspen Music Festival, the San Antonio Symphony, and the Lyric Opera of Dallas. Numbered among her roles are the character of Marie in La Fille du Rägiment, Violette in La Traviata, Roselinda in Die Fledermaus, and the First Lady in Die Zauberflüte. In concert, she has performed with symphony orchestras in Austria, Georgia, Arizona, Tennessee, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas.
Ms. McNeil has twice been selected the winner of the Texoma region Young Artist competition of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, won first place in the Mobil-Austria Meistersinger competition in Graz, Austria, was a winner of the Aspen Summer Music Festival vocal competition, won third place in the San Antonio Opera Guild Competition, and was a finalist in the WGN vocal competition, and the Merola Opera auditions.
The quality of her studio may be measured by the success of her students. Her singers are performing in opera houses in Germany and Austria, and perform with orchestras throughout the US; have been accepted in graduate programs at such prestigious universities as UCLA, Eastman, Indiana University, and others; participate in summer music festivals such as Brevard, Pine Mountains, Opera in the Ozarks, and Bel Canto Northwest; and have been the winner of the Miss Lubbock competition and awarded best in talent at the Miss Texas pageant.
After receiving a Master of Music degree in vocal performance at West Texas State University (A & M), Ms. McNeil joined the music faculty at Hardin-Simmons University. In May 1998, she was awarded the highest honor a faculty member may receive at HSU when she was nominated and elected Cullen Professor for outstanding teaching. She has also served on the music faculty at Arizona State University.
Ms. McNeil has been on the music faculty at Texas Tech University since 1998.
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