Soprano Kathryn Hearden completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Eastman School of Music, where she was a winner of the Concerto Competition and the Performer’s Certificate. A finalist in the Washington International Competition for Voice, Hearden’s repertoire spans seven centuries and reflects her love of chamber music, as well as oratorio and operatic literature. An advocate of new music, Hearden has premiered dozens of works. She is featured on a 2-CD Innova recording of the works of Lawrence Moss. She sings recent American works with VERGEnsemble of the Contemporary Music Forum, in residence at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Hearden appears in recitals throughout the mid-Atlantic region, notably at the National Gallery of Art. She has sung on several concerts with the National Gallery Orchestra, with whom area audiences have heard her on the radio program, Music in Washington, as well as on National Public Radio. Hearden has performed as a civilian guest artist with “The President’s Own” Chamber Orchestra of the United States Marine Band. As professor of voice and associate director of vocal studies at Mason, Hearden has appeared in numerous concert collaborations at the Center for the Arts, including a production of the Fauré Requiem with guest conductor Leonard Slatkin.