Kate Soper

Kate Soper

Kate Soper is a Professor of Music at Smith College as well as a composer, performer, and writer whose work explores the integration of drama and rhetoric into musical structure, the slippery continuums of expressivity, intelligibility and sense, and the wonderfully treacherous landscape of the human voice.

Her first portrait album Voices from the Killing Jar was recently released on Carrier records and she is excited for the return of her opera Here Be Sirens at Dixon Place Theatre in September. Also on the horizon are Ipsa Dixit, an evening-length cycle of duos and quartets for voice and instruments, and an operatic retelling of The Romance of the Rose.

Kate's music has been described as "exquisitely quirky" (NY Times) and "epic" (WQXR); as a performer, she has been praised as a "dazzling vocalist" (New Yorker) and likened to "Lucille Ball reinterpreted by Linda Blair" (Pitchfork Magazine).  She is a co-director and vocalist for Wet Ink, an NYC-based new music ensemble dedicated to seeking out and promoting innovative music across aesthetic categories.  In December 2014 she was featured in Artsbeat.

Bio courtesy of her website.

Voices from the Killing Jar

Recent Publications

May, 2012
Columbia Degrees: 
DMA, Composition