Discovering new music and fostering growth for Canadian performers and composers is a passion for Cathleen and she is very happy to be a part of the team at City Opera!
With a Diploma in HR from George Brown College in Toronto and a Masters in Opera from the University of British Columbia, Cathleen has combined her skills in administration and the arts for various organizations in Vancouver including the Turning Point Ensemble, Arts Club Theatre Company, UBC Opera and the Canadian Music Centre.
In addition too taking on the role of General Manager for City Opera Vancouver Cathleen is also currently the Secretary for the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Associations (CFMTA) and the Office Manager at Murray Paterson Marketing Group (MPMG). She also works freelance as a grant writer for various organizations around Vancouver.
Cathleen is also an accomplished Mezzo-Soprano who has had the opportunity to work with many Canadian composers, including John Plant, Tobin Stokes, Michael Park and R. Murray Schafer.