A native of Tallahassee, Florida, soprano Kathleen DenBleyker (she/her) holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Barry University and a Master’s Degree in Voice and Choral Conducting from Florida Atlantic University. She studied Opera and Lieder at the Musikschulwerk Salzberger College in Salzburg, Austria.
DenBleyker is the Music Director for Lees-McRae College and is also on the music faculty for Northeast State in Tennessee. She has also held positions at Texarkana College, Panola College, Kilgore College and East Texas Baptist University, and Houghton College.
Music Direction Credits include: 9 to 5, In the Green (collegiate premier of the work), Little Shop of Horrors, Young Frankenstein, Big Fish, Horn in the West, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Hansel and Gretel, Into the Woods, Anne of Green Gables, Marriage of Figaro,
Additionally, DenBleyker has extensive performance credits, in both Opera and Musical Theater. Roles include: Ado Annie/Oklahoma, Fiordiligi/Cosi fan tutti, Hansel/Hansel & Gretel, Mabel/Pirates of Penzance, Mercedes/Carmen, Mother/Amahl and the Night Visitors, Pamina/Die Zauberflöte, Rosalinda/Die Fledermaus, Princess Puffer/Edwin Drood, Drunken Wife/Spoon River Anthology. She originated the role of Delilah in the world premiere of the musical Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
She is also an active soloist, having been featured in Dvorak’s Te Deum, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Rossini’s Sabat Mater, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes, Shubert’s Mass in G, Stainer’s Seven Last Words of Christ, Rutter’s Gloria, and Handel’s Messiah.