Dr. Kathryn LaBouff
Kathryn LaBouff has been the English Diction Coach at the Juilliard Schoot since 1986. B.M., M.M., D.M.A., U. of Michigan, voice performance. Voice studies with Eva Likova, Helen Hodam, and Doris Yarick-Cross. Metropolitan Opera Regional Auditions finalist. English diction coach, Metropolitan Opera, Houston Grand Opera, New York City Opera, Washington National Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Merola Program of San Francisco Opera, Opera Theater of St. Louis, Lincoln Center Festival, and Opera Festival of New Jersey, among others. Prepared premieres of John Harbison's The Great Gatsby and Tobias Picker's An American Tragedy for the Metropolitan Opera; Carlisle Floyd's Cold Sassy Tree, Mark Adamo's Little Women and Lysistrata for Houston Grand Opera; Central Park for Glimmerglass Opera. Master classes for Houston Grand Opera Studio, Vancouver Opera Ensemble, Gerdine Young Artist program of Opera Theater of St. Louis, George Washington U., among others. Former faculty member, Cornell U., Yale U., Ithaca College, Mannes College of Music, Aspen Music Festival, Banff Centre for the Arts. Opera role coaching with and translator for Luigi Ricci, Rome; translator for RAI television, Rome. Faculty, Manhattan School of Music, since 1984 (current asst. chair of voice faculty); Curtis Institute, since 1998.