Beautifully Pure Tone
— Classical Voice of North Carolina



Multiple Grammy Award-winning Katy Avery, with her “beautifully pure tone” {Classical Voice of North Carolina}, is a soloist and ensemble singer based in Philadelphia. Regularly appearing at home and abroad, Avery most recently has been heard with the adventurous and forward-thinking new music group, The Crossing. Katy has also enjoyed engagements with Conspirare, Choral Arts Philadelphia, Les Canards Chantants, The Thirteen, and Opera Philadelphia, among many others. Recordings of Ms. Avery have been featured on the ECM, Parma, Innova, and Albany labels; highlights including The Crossing's release of Gavin Bryars' The Fifth Centuryas well as The Zealot Canticles (Lansing McLoskey) which both won Grammys for Best Choral Performance in 2018 and 2019, respectively. Equally at home on the theatrical stage, notable roles include Josephine in H.M.S. Pinafore, Secretary in The Consul, and Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro. Katy received her Bachelor of Music degree from East Carolina University in 2009, where she studied jazz and classical vocal performance, and completed her Masters of Music in Vocal Pedagogy and Performance from Westminster Choir College under the tutelage of Dr. Christopher Arneson. Katy can regularly be heard as a soloist at The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia. When she’s not performing, you can find Katy mastering the art of the perfect high-protein breakfast, and working towards a new deadlift personal best. 



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