Cristi Catt

Assistant Professor
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Career Highlights
  • Cofounder of the vocal ensemble Tapestry
  • Performances include a Banco Republico–sponsored tour of Colombia, Tanglewood, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Colorado Symphony conducted by Marin Alsop, and numerous National Public Radio broadcasts
  • Raised over half a million dollars for the renovation of Edward Pickman Concert Hall at the Longy School of Music
  • Recordings include Fourth RiverCelestial Light, and Song of Songs (Telarc International) with Tapestry; Faces of a Woman and Sapphire Night (MDG, Koch International) with Tapestry; Counter Propaganda (CoC) with Clash of Civilizations; Goodnight Marc Chagall (Epact) with Le Bon Vent; What Do You See? (New England Music and Stage) with HourGlass; Carmina Burana (Erato, Time Warner) with Boston Camerata; Angeli Music of Angels (Telarc International) with Ensemble PAN 
  • Yoga Alliance 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher and designer of the Catt Singer’s Yoga Series, which was presented at the New England Conservatory, the Longy School of Music, and workshops in the U.S. and abroad
  • Completed the Core Health and Wellness Coach Training program, Wellcoaches School of Coaching
  • Winner of the Chamber Music America Recording of the Year and Echo Klassik Prize (Germany’s distinguished music award) with Tapestry
  • B.A., University of Kansas
  • M.M., Longy School of Music of Bard College
  • Post-graduate studies at Mozarteum University of Salzburg, rotary scholar
In Their Own Words

“My style of teaching is active and collaborative. I encourage students to learn by doing, improvising and adapting with the learning process so that it is a creative endeavor that is meaningful to the individual. Drawing on my background as a singer, teacher, director, nonprofit founder, and fundraiser, I strive to provide students with practical tools while encouraging them to think big and long term. I hope my students come away with a heightened sense of their own possibility and the inspiration to tackle life creatively.” 

“A musician’s first asset is their physical body. In Movement for Musicians, my focus is on wellness, flexibility, strength, improvisation, and artistic expression. The class draws on theater games, improvisation, and yoga to explore body language and awareness, connections between movement and musical expression, basic mechanics of breath, alignment, relaxation techniques, and presentation skills. In the professional music classes, I hope to help students harness their ingenuity and individual strengths as they identify the concrete steps needed to build a successful career in the arts.”

"Berklee answers a need for a vibrant community of musicians who wish to pursue the study of contemporary music in a serious and comprehensive way. The resources and opportunities here are incredible and provide an inspiring environment for the next generation of leaders in the contemporary music world."

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