Karen Kitterman, M.M. / Voice
Karen Kitterman is a singing voice specialist and a classically trained pianist of 25 years. She graduated cum laude from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, and began her graduate studies in voice at Shenandoah Conservatory. Professor Kitterman is currently pursuing her Master of Music degree at California State University, Los Angeles, where she has studied directly with Dr. Susan Kane. Kitterman has traveled as a lecturer and clinician for choirs, barbershop quartets and theater programs. She is also the Vocal Chair for the western region of the National Federation of Music Clubs.
Prof. Kitterman teaches voice in all genres, from pop to classical, from country to musical theater, and everything in between. Her background is in speech pathology, with supplemental education in laryngology. The singer must understand how the machine works to use it. Have you ever had a day where your voice just wouldn’t cooperate even though you were doing “everything right”?
Kitterman considers herself a “voice mechanic” of sorts, and provides her students with vocal problem-solving as well as a better bio-mechanical understanding of how to use and control the voice. She trains students to use the voice in all sorts of varied ways, and to truly understand what’s occuring so it can be replicated. In this way, the vast tool box of vocal colors is unlocked. Prof. Kitterman brings a level of bio-mechanical understanding to her teaching not often seen in the vocal community.
M.M. in Commercial Music Voice Performance, California State University Los Angeles
B.A. in English, University of New Mexico
“Karen’s understanding of the voice is unrivaled.”
– Charles Denler, Emmy Award Winning Composer
Check out one of Karen’s teaching style in the instructional video below: