• Katherine Henjum
  • khenjum@umary.edu
  • Office Hours
  • 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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Credentials:
M.F.A., M.S., CCC-SLP
Division/Department:
Music Department
Title:
Associate Professor
Office Location:
Clairmont Center for Performing Arts
2nd Floor
Office Phone:
(701) 355-8125
Fax:
(701) 255-7687
Mailbox:
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.
Education:
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
Performances:
  • 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