Instructor in Voice
Cristi Catt has toured extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Russia and South America. As a teacher, Catt takes a kinesthetic approach, combining singing with imagery and physical work based on yoga to open the voice, ground the breath, and improve body alignment. The L.A.Times writes “the stunning solo excursions by Cristi Catt were as radiant and exciting as any singing I’ve heard all season” while Fanfare Magazine describes her in very different terms “Catt and Tosic sometimes sing in a manner more suggestive of folk, even pop (think Joan Baez or Judy Collins), than classical music. This doesn’t seem self-consciously “hip,” however, and the ease and spontaneity of their singing can’t hide their expert musicianship.” Catt is member of the internationally renowned ensemble Tapestry, has served as music director for several productions in the US and abroad and directs the women’s vocal ensemble Viriditas, named as one of Boston’s “premiere vocal ensembles” by the Boston Intelligencer. She has recordings with Telarc International, MDG, and Erato/Time Warner. Cristi also teaches at New England Conservatory and Berklee College of Music.