Katherine Rohwer is currently pursuing a DMA in Choral Conducting at the University of Michigan, where she studies under Dr. Eugene Rogers. At Michigan, Katherine serves as the music director of Out of The Blue Prison Outreach Choir and co-conductor of Orpheus Singers. Previously, she was the Director of Choirs at Stevensville Lakeshore High School, where she conducted four curricular ensembles, directed the musical theater program, and taught music theory. In addition, she has directed the Collegium Musicum of Western Michigan University, the Lake Michigan College Concert Choir, and prepared choruses for the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra.
Ensembles under her direction have consistently received superior and excellent ratings at District and State Festivals and have been honored with performances at the American Choral Directors Association Michigan State Conference (2018) and the Michigan Youth Arts Festival (2016, 2018, 2019). Katherine was selected as the R.J. Johnson Distinguished Educator in 2019 by Lakeshore Public Schools.
An active chorister, Katherine is an alumna of the World Youth Choir, with whom she explored and performed a vast array of musical styles under the direction of renowned conductors, including a performance at the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Awards Ceremony. She recently served as the alto section leader for the World Youth Choir’s 2018 session in China. She is also a regular member of the international chamber choir, Time Ensemble.
Katherine earned a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Michigan (2021) and a Bachelor of Music degree in Choral Music Education and Vocal Performance from Western Michigan University (2009). She is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association and has served the Michigan School Vocal Music Association as Secretary for the Board of Directors, State SATB Honors Choir Supervisor, and District 6 Manager.