Kathleen Bassett

Dean of Students, Wintergreen Summer Music Academy

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Kathleen Bassett, Founder and Artistic Director of Buffalo Girlchoir, has been conducting treble choirs for nearly 20 years. Because of her enthusiastic pursuit of excellence, choirs under her direction have performed along-side professional orchestras including the Buffalo Philharmonic, Cleveland Pops Orchestra, and Apollo’s Fire: The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra. Her choirs have also performed at professional conferences and at festivals, both regionally and internationally.

Passionately dedicated to music education, Ms. Bassett has taught in classrooms ranging from pre-school to college including teacher education programs. Her journey through choral music education has afforded her the opportunity to present workshops in local and state conferences including for such organizations as Erie County Music Educators Association and Ohio Music Education Association. She also enjoys conducting festival and honor choirs in Western New York and beyond.

As a singer, Kathleen performs with Vocalis Chamber Choir and has sung and recorded with Apollo’s Fire: The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra. Ms. Bassett adores performing and rarely turns down an invitation to sing at performances large and small.

Before its closure, Kathleen was the director of choirs at Immaculata Academy where the choirs received multiple gold, and gold with distinction ratings at NYSSMA adjudicated festivals. Her top tier choir performed in dozens of venues in the Buffalo area and commissioned and premiered a new choral work ”Like A Bird” by Caroline Mallonee.