Teaching Experience

Catherine Cook is a passionate educator and has been teaching voice for 20 years, both in her private studio and at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she has been on the Voice Faculty for 16 years.  She also served as the Chair of the Voice Department for five years at SFCM, and currently holds the Frederica von Stade Distinguished Chair in Voice.  Most recently, Catherine has begun teaching at the San Francisco Opera Center with the Adler Fellowship Program as a resident voice teacher.

Cook’s students have been featured in prestigious young artist programs and companies around the country, including San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Central City Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Saratoga Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Arizona Opera, Pensacola Opera, Portland Opera, Des Moines Opera, Opera San Jose, and Hawaii Opera Theater, among others.

Faculty Profile:
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

In addition to her role as a full time professor at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Cook is also a sought after masterclass teacher and has taught at numerous universities and young artist programs.  She has taught at San Francisco Opera, Opera Colorado, Schmidt Vocal Arts, Classical Singer Convention, San Francisco Conservatory Preparatory School, California State University Stanislaus, Cal State Los Angeles, University of Nevada Las Vegas, San Jose State, and will be the voice teacher / artist in residence with Opera in the Ozarks in the summer of 2022.

Cook’s teaching is based in the bel canto method, and is focused on breath, vowel, and alignment.  She is committed to empowering her students to find their individual voice both technically and artistically.

For masterclass booking and residency information, please contact us.

Photo Credit: Kersh Branz, San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Teaching Experience

Faculty Profile:
San Francisco Conservatory

Catherine Cook is a passionate educator and has been teaching voice for 20 years, both in her private studio and at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she has been on the Voice Faculty for 16 years.  She also served as the Chair of the Voice Department for five years at SFCM, and currently holds the Frederica von Stade Distinguished Chair in Voice.  Most recently, Catherine has begun teaching at the San Francisco Opera Center with the Adler Fellowship Program as a resident voice teacher.

Cook’s students have been featured in prestigious young artist programs and companies around the country, including San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Central City Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Saratoga Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Arizona Opera, Pensacola Opera, Portland Opera, Des Moines Opera, Opera San Jose, and Hawaii Opera Theater, among others.

In addition to her role as a full time professor at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Cook is also a sought after masterclass teacher and has taught at numerous universities and young artist programs.  She has taught at San Francisco Opera, Opera Colorado, Schmidt Vocal Arts, Classical Singer Convention, San Francisco Conservatory Preparatory School, California State University Stanislaus, Cal State Los Angeles, University of Nevada Las Vegas, San Jose State, and will be the voice teacher / artist in residence with Opera in the Ozarks in the summer of 2022.

Cook’s teaching is based in the bel canto method, and is focused on breath, vowel, and alignment.  She is committed to empowering her students to find their individual voice both technically and artistically.

For masterclass booking and residency information, please contact us.