Recognized by the New York Times for her “vibrant and colorful” singing, mezzo-soprano Kate Maroney is in demand on concert, oratorio and opera stages in works that span from the Renaissance to the 21st century. In 2012, Kate was a recipient of the William G. Blair award in the New York Oratorio Lyndon Woodside Soloist Competition. Kate is a founding member of New York’s Polydora Ensemble which specializes in Romantic repertoire for SATB quartet and piano and also commissions and premieres new works for these personnel. A fervent champion of new music, Kate performed the U.S. premiere of Damon Albarn’s Monkey: Journey to the West at the David Koch Theatre during the Lincoln Center Festival in 2013 under Brad Lubman and the U.S. premiere of Here All Night with the Irish theater company Gare St. Lazare Ireland as part of Lincoln Center’s 2015 White Lights Festival. Kate holds a a D.M.A. from Eastman in Voice Performance and Literature with a Minor in Voice Pedagogy, as well as degrees in music from SUNY Purchase and Yale. In addition to performing, Kate is an avid teacher and she recently joined voice faculty at Mannes NEXT (The New School) where she teaches a voice pedagogy course and private students.