Kathleen Schmidt is a lyric mezzo-soprano specializing in medieval chant, Renaissance polyphony, and Baroque opera and oratorio, and is Artistic Director for the Denver Early Music Consort. She frequently performs as a soloist in concert with ensembles such as the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, and sings in regional professional choirs such as the Evans Choir and St. Martin’s Chamber Choir (for whom she recently served as interim general manager). She currently works as music assistant at Trinity United Methodist Church, managing their numerous large ensembles, and she teaches voice at East High School and the Stephenotto School of Music. Kathleen has designed curricular programs of early music for grade-school education outreach at the request of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, and has performed and led classroom presentations at several Denver-area public schools on the Symphony’s behalf. She holds a Master of Music-Voice degree from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where she specialized in early music study. Upcoming appearances include a January 2019 collaboration with the Denver Art Song Project and the Denver Early Music Consort, and a staged performance of Carmina Burana in April 2019 with the Colorado Ballet and Evans Choir.