Kat Austin is a Northern California native and a classically trained soprano. She has taught voice, guitar, and theory for 10+ years, both as a private instructor and as faculty of the Young Artists’ Conservatory of Music. She has appeared in roles such as Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Papagena and First Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, and Poppea in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, among others, and has been a featured soloist for works such as Mozart’s Mass in C Major, Faure’s Requiem, and Handel’s Messiah. In addition to her classical career, Kat is also the front woman and guitarist for up-and-coming folk rock band Katalysst. She is currently performing her sixth season with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus and holds a degree in Vocal Performance from UC Davis.