Kathleen Maurer

Associate Professor of Voice

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MU 418   Phone: 765-285-5408  

School of Music
Hargreaves Music Building (MU) 203
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Kathleen Maurer, mezzo-soprano, has performed extensively in the United States and in Europe. During her more than 15-year residence in Germany, Dr. Maurer sang in approximately 2,800 performances of over one hundred operas, operettas, and musicals as a member of the opera companies at the Städtische Bühne in Hagen and the Nationaltheater in Mannheim. A frequent performer in the Midwest since her return from Germany, she has been heard in orchestral concerts, operas, recitals, oratorios, chamber music concerts, and as guest soloist in choral concerts.

Dr. Maurer has appeared as guest soloist with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Neal Gittleman in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, a Superpops concert entitled “Happy (Belated) Birthday, Richard Rodgers, and a Richard Rodgers Centennial Celebration. She has also appeared with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra in Handel’s Messiah and Mozart’s Coronation Mass.

Dr. Maurer has performed in concert with members of the Dayton Opera Company, including the Gala Evening of Stars opening concert of the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center in Dayton, Ohio. Her recent opera roles include Mama McCourt in Douglas Moore’s The Ballad of Baby Doe (Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Opera) and Principessa in Puccini’s Suor Angelica (Wright State University Opera).

Since her return to the United States Dr. Maurer has performed solo recitals at the University of South Carolina, University of Kentucky, University of Central Missouri, DePauw University, Butler University, Indiana Wesleyan University, Ball State University, the Dayton Art Institute, Wright State University, and Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Her oratorio performances include Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Theresienmesse, Saint Saëns’ Christmas Oratorio, Mozart’s Requiem, and Honegger’s King David.

An avid proponent of chamber music, Dr. Maurer commissioned and performed the world première of Within My Garden: songs for mezzo-soprano, viola and piano by Eleanor Trawick, together with violist Philip Tietze. The première took place at the University of Michigan School of Music in 2005, with additional performances at four midwestern universities. She sang the world première of “As lady from her door: a song cycle of escape” for mezzo-soprano, flute, and piano, which was written for her by Anthony Amstutz, at Ball State University in 2007. Dr. Maurer has performed with members of the Dayton Chamber Music Society, the Wright State University Faculty String Quartet, and the Tutti Solisti Chamber Players in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 2001 she sang the world première of internationally-recognized composer Deborah Netanel’s chamber work Kaddish with the Tutti Solisti Chamber Players. The following year she sang the world première of a trio entitled Wildpeace which was written for her by Deborah Netanel. Wildpeace was also featured at the College Music Society 20th Regional Conference in Bowling Green, Kentucky and in concerts at the Hayner Cultural Center in Troy, Ohio and at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Dr. Maurer joined the faculty at the Ball State University School of Music in 2003 as Assistant Professor of Music in Voice Performance. She teaches applied voice lessons and diction classes, and performs regularly on the Faculty Artist concert series. Prior to her present position, Dr. Maurer taught for five years at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

Dr. Maurer holds the Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from Butler University, the Master of Music degree in Voice Performance from Bowling Green State University, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Voice Performance and Vocal Pedagogy from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

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School of Music
Hargreaves Music Building (MU) 203
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

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