Alluvion Guest Staff

Dr. Kathryn Wert

Music Director, Orchestra Conductor

Dr. Kathryn Wert, originally from Minnesota, is a professor in the School of Music at Liberty University. Dr. Wert  has performed as a flautist and conducted ensembles in Europe, China, and across the United States. She has also worked extensively as an accompanist, and been in demand as a music director at professional and regional theaters in New York, Colorado, and Pennsylvania. In 2011 she was Music Director of the Amici Opera Company in Philadelphia under impresario Raffaele Tudisco, where she performed on piano 18 operas in a single season. Her recent doctoral dissertation focused on the musical theater style of Jason Robert Brown, and she frequently performs and lectures on his musicals.

Dr. Wert also spent three wonderful years teaching high school in Pennsylvania at the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts and Faith Christian School. There, she taught band, orchestra, choir, music history, music theory, and musical theater. She holds a DA in wind conducting from the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Wert received a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Bethel University in Saint Paul, MN, and a MA in Music Education at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. In the summer of 2017, she was the music director for the Lyric Opera program in Piobbico, Italy, a program designed to train students in dramatic musical performance.

At Liberty, Dr. Wert directs the University Band and teaches courses in music theory, music education, and applied piano. Recent credits with the Alluvion Stage Company include Parade, Bright Star, Hello, Dolly!, Big Fish, and more!