Catherine joined The Music Yard when it opened back in 2015 when she was 20 years old. Later that year she graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with a Bachelor of Music degree. Catherine’s completed her DipLCM in Musical Theatre and her Grade 8 in both popular vocals (merit) and classical voice (distinction).
"I’ve sung from an exceptionally young age; however, I started to take singing lessons when I was sixteen years old. I learnt the correct techniques for breath control and how to sing in a soprano range protecting my voice. I learnt many techniques to improve my tone and I completed my grade eight in Popular Vocals through Rock School Examination Board, where I achieved a merit."
While studying at Queen’s University Belfast, Catherine specialised in classical voice under direction of mezzo-soprano Debra Stuart. As a result in Debra’s wonderful teaching, Catherine achieved a first in her final recital. Catherine was involved in Queen’s University’s production of Dido and Aeneas and sang as a soloist in Queen’s Symphony Orchestra’s charity concert featuring film music. Catherine was also a guest soloist for The Belfast Philharmonic Come and Sing concert.
Catherine attended various festivals where she seen success, winning the title of The Northern Ireland Singer and the unaccompanied Irish folk song class at Ballymena Music festival. Her skill on the harp has also helped her feature in the Waterfront Hall for Peter Corry’s Music Box where Catherine accompanied Peter to commence his iconic Carol Procession.
Catherine performs at numerous events, weddings and funerals and she enjoys collaborating with her close friend, Zolene Mayberry in their 2 piece band Achorda.