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  • Katherine Henjum
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  • Monday 8:00 AM to 8:50 AM
  • Also by arrangement.
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM to 8:50 AM
  • Also by arrangement.
  • Thursday 8:00 AM to 8:50 AM
  • Also by arrangement.

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Music Department
Associate Professor
Office Location
Clairmont Center for Performing Arts
2nd Floor
Office Phone
(701) 355-8125
(701) 255-7687
Casey Center for Nursing Education
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Professional Biography
I am an associate professor in the University of Mary's Department of Music, where I teach applied voice, opera scenes, lyric diction, vocal pedagogy, and ear training. A native of North Dakota, I am a past winner of the National Metropolitan Opera Auditions and was awarded a career grant from the National Institute for Opera. I made my New York recital debut at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, having won the prestigious Joy in Singing Competition. I have worked with such noted teachers and conductors, as Anton Coppola, Nico Castel, Joan Dornemann, Jean Kraft, Henry Lewis, Emma Small, Richard Woitach and David Jones
On Servant-Leadership
Servant-leadership is just being kind to others; an awareness that we are all equal, and with no sense of being called a leader. By living life with compassionate action, we may move others to do the same.
M.S. in Communication Disorders 
   Minot State University, Minot, ND
M.F.A. in Vocal Performance
   University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
B.S. in Music 
   Minot State University, Minot, ND
Professional Memberships
  • National Association of the Teachers of Singing
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Desdemona in "Otello"
  • Fiordiligi in "Cosi fan tutte"
  • Giunone in "La Calisto"
  • Mimi in "La Boheme"
  • Nedda in "I Pagliacci"
  • Marguerite in "Faust"
  • Poppea in "The Coronation of Poppea"
  • Violetta in La Traviata"
  • With such companies as Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Eugene Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Wolf Trap Opera Festival, Virginia Opera and Westfield New Jersey Symphony. I sang the role of Lili Beguin in the world premiere of the Delius opera "Margot La Rouge" with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, conducted by Eric Fenby. I have also concertized extensively and have appeared as soprano soloist in several oratorios, including Beethoven’s "Missa Solemnis," Handel’s "Messiah," Poulenc’s "Gloria," and Mendelssohn’s "Elijah."
Undergraduate Courses Taught
  • Applied Voice/Diction
  • Vocal Pedagogy
  • Sight Singing/Ear training
  • Singers Diction
  • Vocal Literature