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Catherine Giel - Music Director

Catherine joined Capitol City Opera as its Music Director in 2010. She holds a Bachelor of Music with an emphasis in piano performance and a Master of Arts in Arts Administration from the Florida State University College of Music. She studied piano with Leonidas Lipovetsky and Dr. James Nalley and served as accompanist, stage manager, and Outreach Coordinator to the Florida State Opera in addition to recitaling with numerous vocalists, instrumentalists, and ensembles in the region.

For five years, Catherine served as the accompanist in concert and on tour with the top undergraduate collegiate choral ensemble at Florida State, the University Singers, under the direction of Dr. Kevin Fenton. Previously, Catherine was the Education Manager for the internationally acclaimed Spivey Hall for over four years, where she facilitated extensive arts education programs for children and adults.

Catherine maintains a dynamic performance schedule as a frequent pianist for several regional organizations, has appeared as a Staff Accompanist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions, and served as a collaborative artist for numerous organizations, bands, competitions, and auditions throughout the country. Catherine is an alumni member of Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta and is a sought-after vocal coach, specializing in the operatic and art song repertoire.
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