We are so excited to welcome Rhonda Kline for our performance of Mozart's Requiem --- transcription by Carl Czerny for soloists, choir, and four hands piano.
About Rhonda Kline
Rhonda Kline is Artist in Residence and Director of Collaborative Piano at the University of Washington School of Music. An accomplished and versatile pianist cited as a “tour de force at the piano” (Klarinet), Rhonda’s passion is collaborating with others in sharing music.
Early professional experience in collaboration was at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas, where she was a staff pianist collaborating with singers, opera, strings, winds, and brass students and faculty. She also served as pianist for the Wichita Choral Society, Wichita Symphony Chorus, Opera Kansas, and in the Crown Uptown Dinner Theater pit band, performing musical theater shows. International highlights include a weeklong residency at the American University of Sharjah near Dubai in partnership with baritone Victor Benedetti and soprano Juliana Rambaldi; and a recital tour with Metropolitan Opera soprano Joyce Guyer, performing in Florence, Budapest, and Kyiv.
Current projects include music direction for one-act operas by local composer Sterling Tinsley, Tacoma Opera online presentations, Snohomish Concert Series recital of opera arias and song repertoire, and this performance with Bellingham Chamber Chorale of Mozart’s Requiem arranged for piano duet (partnered with pianist Emily Gantt).
Passionate about fostering both the young emerging professional and veteran performer, Rhonda serves as general director and music director for Northwest Opera In Schools, Etc. (N.O.I.S.E., www.noiseforkids.org),
an opera education program serving elementary schools and retirement communities in Washington state.
Summer months find her in Italy, where she is a pianist and coach with Canta in Italia, a program for singers to study opera and Italian language and culture. Her operatic coaching repertoire includes more than 70 titles, including traditional operas, contemporary works, and musical theater.