Assistant Professor of Music
Katherine FitzGibbon conducts the Lewis & Clark College Choirs and teaches music history, choral music education, and conducting. She is also Artistic Director of Resonance Ensemble and Head of Faculty at the Berkshire Choral Festival in Sheffield, Massachusetts, and Vancouver, British Columbia. She has served as Director of Choral Activities at Clark University, Interim Director of Choirs at Cornell University, and has conducted undergraduate choirs at Harvard University, Boston University, and the University of Michigan. Dr. FitzGibbon has been Assistant Conductor of the professional ensemble Boston Secession, Chorusmaster of the Windsor Symphony Chorus in Windsor, Ontario, guest conductor of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, and a staff conductor at the Rome Opera Festival in Rome, Italy. She has directed secondary school choral programs, guest conducted honor choirs, and adjudicated solo and choral competitions.
A lyric soprano, Dr. FitzGibbon is a frequent recitalist, having performed with Friends of Rain, Clark University’s Faculty Recital Series, the Boston Secession Artist Series, Cornell University Mid-Day Music, and recitals at the Berkshire Choral Festival. On the concert stage, she has sung solos with ensembles including the Windsor Symphony, Berkshire Choral Festival, Boston Secession, Kings Chapel Concert Series, Ocean City Pops Orchestra, Boston University Chamber Chorus, and University of Michigan Early Music Ensemble, in works from Schütz to Beethoven to world premieres. She has taught voice and conducting at Harvard University, Clark University, and the Berkshire Choral Festival.
Dr. FitzGibbon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Princeton University, Master of Music degree in conducting from the University of Michigan, and Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting at Boston University. Her research discusses the use of historicism and German nationalism in the German Requiems of Brahms, Reger, and Distler, considering links between monumental choral music and political nationalism in the Bismarck era through the Third Reich.
D.M.A. 2008 Boston University
M.A. 2002 University of Michigan
B.A. 1998 Princeton University