Students and Alumni

Katrina Sheppeard

Katrina Sheppeard is one of the UK’s most exciting up and coming dramatic sopranos.

Since moving from Australia to London in 2008 Katrina has worked extensively with UK companies, and in particular with English National Opera. Roles covered by Katrina for ENO include Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana, Turandot, Marta in Weinberg’s The Passenger, Leonore in Fidelio, Katerina in Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Norma and Tosca.

In addition to her performances and alongside her teaching, Katrina completed her MA in Vocal Pedagogy with UWTSD and the Voice Study Centre.

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Voice Study Centre Student To Present At ViP Conference

Voice Study Centre
Thursday 11th February 2021

VSC student, Kate Sheppeard, has been invited to present at ViP’s Virtual Voice Conference 2021.


Past Short Courses

One More Time with Feeling; The Use of Emotion for Training Singers
Tuesday 1st September 2020
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
(London Time)

One More Time with Feeling; The Use of Emotion for Training Singers

Katrina Sheppeard

How does emotion affect the voice, and can it be harnessed as a tool in Western classical vocal pedagogy? Eminent voice pedagogues do use emotion as a pedagogical tool and have described their experience of its usefulness anecdotally (Bozeman, 2013 and 2017; Chapman, 2007; Williams, 2019).