My name is Katherine Beckvold. I received my Bachelor in Music at The Boston Conservatory, in 2015 and recieved my Masters in Music, in Vocal Performance at Boston University in 2017. I am currently studying voice with Sharon Daniels.
I am also a Certified Alexander Technique teacher, who is a memeber of Alexander Technique International. I trained for three years at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee under the direction of Debi Adams. I have also studied with Tommy Thompson, Bob Lada, Jamee Cullberston, Eliza Mallouk and Betsy Polatin.
I am currently a voice teacher who is based out of Abington, MA, who also travels into the Boston area.
As a performer and singer, I am interested in a variety of musical styles. Being classically trained, I am geared for a more operatic field of performance. This past July, while I was in Texas, I sang the lead of Handel’s Alcina.
My special interest lies in collaborations with living composers in the Boston area. In the past 4 years, I have collaborated with over 10 different composers and premiered 13 new works. For a list of some of the recordings and names of the composers, you can look under my Soprano menu at the top.
Here is an article on my most recent collaboration: https://www.classical-scene.com/2017/10/09/black-sheep-scores/amp/
“Lyrically and tenderly yet also confidently, Beckvold delivered several dark texts while the vibraphone gently backed up her line. The effective text painting made it easy for Beckvold to shape her melodies and get personal with the text.”
I have also studied the role of Sussana in Nozze di Figaro, in addition to studying and covering the role of Sophie, in Tobias Picker’s opera, Emmeline at Boston University. In past summers, I have worked with Boston Opera Collaborative in their productions of W.A. Mozart’s Idomeneo and Ned Rorem’s Our Town.
I have also been involved in the musical theatre productions of Fiddler on the Roof, as Tzietle, The Secret Garden, as Lily, Les Misérables as Cosette and The Wizard of Oz, as Dorothy.
The Alexander Technique has become the center of everything I do, as an artist, a teacher and as human being, as I go about in my daily life. With each day that passes, I feel like I am able to uncover more of myself and gain a better understanding of my interactions with everything and everyone around me.
With my lessons, I like to incorporate what interests my students most, whether it be breathing, posture, injuries (that have prior medical attention and understanding) or music. For more information, check out my Alexander Technique menu above.
This is me in this moment and I look forward to working with you in the days to come!