Columbia Choirs of Metropolitan Seattle




Singers in Cantabile enjoy the highest level of musical rigor experienced by young singers in Columbia Choirs. Members are challenged weekly by rehearsals focused on advanced vocal and choral technique. A broad and challenging musical repertoire introduces singers to important moments and viewpoints in music history.

Cantabile performs in the Columbia Choirs concert series and in the community throughout the year. Cantabile also travels the world to tour destinations such as Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Spain and throughout the United States. Singers will be invited to sing with Cantabile through a choir placement appointment or by promotion from Bel Canto.

9th–12th grade*

*Stated grade levels are approximate. Placement and promotion into Cantabile is based upon age, musical skill, and behavior.

Tuesdays 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Redmond, WA (Education Hill) 

$142 / month (September-June)
Learn more about all costs to participate and available financial aid.

Katrina Turman

Artistic Director, Cantabile and Bel Canto Conductor

Katrina Turman (she/her) is a native of California and an alumnus of the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir, where she began singing at age five. Prior to coming to Columbia Choirs, Katrina was an assistant conductor for the San Francisco Girls Chorus where she conducted numerous concerts at Davies Symphony Hall. Katrina has also taught at the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir in Oakland, CA and the Bellevue Youth Choir in Bellevue, WA. In addition to conducting, Katrina was a professional singer of the Munich Bach Choir in Europe. Katrina is a fervent advocate of the relevance of children’s choral music and was published in the American Choral Directors Association’s Choral Journal (2021) with an article titled, “Children’s Choral Repertoire with Highlighted Pedagogical Elements.” Katrina holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from the University of Oregon, a Post-Graduate certificate from the Kodály Institute, and a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Washington.


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