Katelyn was intrigued by music from a very young age. She taught her self how to play by ear before she enrolled in traditional piano lessons at 9 years old. In 7th grade she started training her voice and by high school she was competing in piano and vocal competitions, receiving “Superior” ratings.
She attended Manatee School for the Arts, which is an auditioned based performing arts school and performed at every opportunity she could, realizing her true talent for music. Her senior year of high school, she won “Most Exceptional Pianist” among many other Superior ratings in piano and vocal competitions, including local festivals and the Florida State Thespian Society. Katelyn went on to pursue her degree in Vocal Performance at the college level.
Throughout college, Katelyn continued receiving high ratings, awards and accolades for her performances. Freshman year of college, Katelyn placed first in the musical theater division of the regional “National Association of Teachers of Singing” competition. Her Sophomore year she was cast as the leading role of Maria in State College of Florida’s production of West Side Story, and was chosen as a classical soloist to represent SCF at FCSAA Winter Symposium. She was also awarded The Monserrat Campos Fong Scholarship in Voice. Katelyn has since been in various musical theater and opera productions as a lead role, pit orchestra musician or dancer.
Katelyn was eager to pass on her love for music through teaching. She began teaching while still in college and continued after she graduated with her Bachelors in Vocal Performance from Florida State University. She has taught locally for several schools including private & group classes, as well as summer camps at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School.
Currently, Katelyn has settled into teaching voice and piano with Elizabeth Farrell Music while still maintaining an active performance schedule as vocalist and pianist within the Tampa Bay and Sarasota areas.