Kathryn Severing Fox - Music & Entertainment

Kathryn Severing Fox received a Bachelor of Music Performance degree in viola performance from the University of Miami, Frost School of Music, where she was a student of Ms. Pamela McConnell. She remained at the University of Miami for her Masters of Music degree in viola performance, graduating May of 2015. She was a teaching assistant and a Henry Mancini Institute Fellow. During her studies, she played in numerous ensembles, including The University of Miami Symphony Orchestra, The University of Miami Opera Orchestra and The Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra. She has had many chamber music experiences, such as playing in The Frost School of Music inaugural jazz string quartet, the first of its kind at The Frost School, and the Henry Mancini Institute String Quartet. The HMI String Quartet recorded a cd the first part of 2014. She has also had the distinct privilege of teaching underprivileged students in the School District of Miami, bringing private string lessons to children in the inner city.

Private study teachers include Martha Morehart, Eugene Purdue, John Dexter, Pamela McConnell, Elizabeth Seka, and Sally Chisholm. She has had the distinct privilege of studying with Charles Pickler, William Preucil, Susan Bates, Robert Vernon, and Lynne Ramsey in master classes. She has played under the baton of Thomas Sleeper, James Smith, Andrew Sewell, Joshua Major, Richard Severing, Scott Flavin, Robert Tomaro, David Becker, Jean Montés, Erik Ochsner and many others.

Kathryn has played for numerous civic organizations in South Central and South Eastern Wisconsin, including a performance of the Mozart Sinfonia Concertante. In 2013, Kathryn had the opportunity to record with George Benson on his album, “A Tribute to Nat King Cole." She also had the privilege of performing in PBS specials with Gloria Estefan, Bobby McFerrin, Chick Corea, and more. Some of Kathryn’s other exciting performance opportunities were playing in backup orchestras for The Beach Boys, Take 6, Kenny Loggins, The Osmond Brothers, Lou Gramm, Gloria Gaynor, Pharrell Williams, Michael Feinstein, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Terence Blanchard, Dave Grusin, Monica Mancini, Marc O’Connor, Denyce Graves, Kevin Spacey, Shelly Berg, and Kate Reid.

Kathryn recently finished a two-year tour stint as the sole violist in the crossover string octet Barrage 8 and was Courtesy Faculty at the Bower School of Music at Florida Gulf Coast University. In October 2017, she travelled to Nanjing, China to play with the Hollywood Film Music Orchestra. She is Adjunct Faculty at the School for Music Vocations at Southwestern Community College, where she teaches strings, aural skills, music fundamentals, piano, and voice. Kathryn actively plays fiddle and sings with the Florida-based Western Swing group, The Suwannee Swing Saloon, as well as playing/singing with her twin fiddle partner in the jazz duo, Rivers Duo.

She gigs regularly with The String Prophets (Bob Pace & Kathryn Severing Fox) and with various bands in and around Des Moines.

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