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Mary Kathryn Brewer

Mary Kathryn Brewer

Assistant Professor of Voice

School of Music
College of Performing and Visual Arts

Contact Information

(970) 351-1314
Frasier 153
Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
School of Music
Campus Box
Greeley, CO 80639

Professional/Academic Experience

Dr. Mary Kathryn Brewer teaches voice and related subjects as an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). She previously taught at the University of Missouri, Anderson University, Taylor University, and Ball State University. She earned a Doctor of Arts degree from Ball State University, a Master of Music degree from Bowling Green State University, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Anderson University, all in voice performance. With a doctoral secondary emphasis in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP), Dr. Brewer is passionate about vocal health, science, and pedagogy. She has partnered with laryngologists and speech therapists to coach singers with voice disorders back to healthy singing and has worked with SLPs on resources for healthy voice use. As an active masterclass teacher, she has worked with singers of various backgrounds and in various styles of music in masterclasses across the US and Guam. In addition to her teaching, Dr. Brewer is an active lecturer and performer. She has presented on Verdi’s art songs at universities and conferences in South Carolina, Indiana, Ohio, Nebraska, Missouri, and Colorado. Dr. Brewer’s opera roles include Felice in Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari’s School for Fathers, Greta Fiorentino in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, and Mrs. Ford in Otto Nicolai’s Merry Wives of Windsor. She also premiered the roles of The Messenger in Rick Vale’s opera The Vagrant and Yasuko Shimazaki in Herman Whitfield III’s Midsummer. She has performed with the Indianapolis Opera, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Anderson Symphony Orchestra, Muncie Masterworks Chorale, Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, and Greeley Chamber Orchestra. She is an active soloist, lecturer, and recitalist across the US and online.

Dr. Brewer’s books, The Art Songs of Giuseppe Verdi: A Catalog of Texts and a Musicological Analysis and A Performance Guide to Verdi’s Art Songs were published with Edwin Mellen Pressin 2019 and 2022. Dr. Brewer released her Lyric Diction Handbook online in 2022 through UNC’s Open Educational Resource Grant. It is available online for free dissemination and use in instruction. In her spare time, she loves to travel, read mysteries, and spend time with her husband, Erich and their dog, Moose.