Kathy Watson is most known for her musical diversity. Having studied music for over 20 years she holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in operatic performance. Her song writing and interpretive style are heavily influenced by her background in multiple styles of music.. Her first two albums earned her recognition on the Grammy entry list for songwriting and performance and she has most recently been seen as a soloist at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. as well as at the MBSTIA music industry showcase, the Cutting Edge music industry showcase and the POPKOMM stage in Cologne, Germany also having most recently received air play on the Armed Forces Radio Network, Europe. She is writing for her third album of original music and has recentley relocated to Baltimore, MD.
Kathy Watson CV
Kathy Watson is most frequently defined as being a versatile vocalist. Her musical influences range from Roger Whitaker, Nana Mouskari, Cat Stevens and James Taylor to The Beatles, Eagles,Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Otis Redding, Ray Charles, Lauryn Hill, Jon Mayer, Nora Jones, Diana Krall, Ella Fitzgerald, Thievery Corporation, Zero 7, Cece Winans, Oleta Adams, and so many more. She has been described as a chameleon moving between classical music, musical theater, gospel, pop, and R&B fluidly.
Her goal is to write and produce quality music for her third solo album that is representative of her pop/acoustic/jazz style. She would like to place her songs in radio and TV and increase her fan base enough to gain the attention of music publishers and record labels. Lastly, she hopes to be performing very frequently with her new material and band.
The most important thing about songwriting for her is to create material that is representative of her personal musical style, which is easily defined as a fusion of multiple influences. Following is a summary of her training, performance experiences and awatds.
2000 Master of Music, Opera Performance
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
1995 Bachelor of Arts, Vocal Performance
University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
AWARDS AND REVIEWS
2003 POPKOMM, Showcase, Cologne, Germany
2002 MBSTIA Music Conference, Showcase, Washington, D.C.
2001 Regional Finalist, The White House Fellowship Program
2000 43rd Annual Grammy Entry List nominee for album ?Romancin? the Blues?
? Album of the Year
? Best Pop Album
2000 42nd Annual Grammy Entry List nominee for album ?Kathy Watson?
? Best New Artist
? Album of the Year
? Best Pop Album
2000 Cutting Edge Music Business Conference, Showcase, New Orleans, LA
2000 The Urban Network
1999 Totally Adult Magazine
1999 Music Connection
Armageddon, Journalist, Brevard Talent Group
Contact, Journalist, Brevard Talent Group
The Cape, Waitress, The Warner Brothers Network
Die Fledermaus, Sally
Holidaze, Lead Actress/Singer
Chip and His Dog, The Royal Messenger
The Magic Flute, Chorus
Albert Herring, Cissy
Bastien and Bastienne, Bastienne
The Kind And I, Anna Leonowens
Annie Get Your Gun, Annie Oakley
Oklahoma!, Ado Annie
Ode To St. Cecilia, Handel
St. Cecilia Mass, Gounod
Washington Musica Viva
The Messiah Sing
Bach Summer Concert Series
Magnificat, John Rutter
?The Joy of Christmas? Cathedral Choral Society, Washington National Cathedral
Men?s National Soccer League (MLS) Invesco Field, Denver, CO
BodyRock 2003, 2005, International Federation of Bodybuilding, (IFBB), Fairfax, VA
Sky Sox Baseball Team, Colorado Springs, CO
University of Illinois, Big Ten Athletics, Champaign, IL
United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
National Science Olympiad, Champaign, IL
2004 Release of classical album ?The DC Three, Songs of Love and Inspiration?
2003 Release of classical album ?The DC Three Live!?
2000 Release of album ?Romancin? the Blues?
1999 Release of album of original music ?Kathy Watson?
1998 Signed Recording and Publishing Contract with New Pants Publishing (for first 2 albums)
Natural Muscle Magazine Featured Model, Volume 5 Number 8 August 2002
Natural Muscle Magazine Featured Model, Volume 7 Number 12 December 2002
CHURCH & TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2001-2006 Soprano Section Leader
Clarendon United Methodist Church, Clarendon, VA
2001 Interim Choir Director/Soloist, East United Methodist Church, Colorado Springs, CO
United States Air Force Academy Chamber Ensemble, Colorado Springs, CO
First United Methodist Church, Champaign, IL
1998-00 Voice Teacher
University of Illinois