Chair, Region 5; Member, Board of Directors
Elected November 2017; term ends November 2020
Kathleen Hacker is Professor of Music and Director of Vocal Studies at the University of Indianapolis, where she teaches all things vocal, leads professional development classes, and directs the University of Indianapolis Opera Theatre.
Professor Hacker has sung with major symphony orchestras across the country, including those of Baltimore, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Cincinnati and Indianapolis. As a chamber musician, highlights include appearances at the Marlboro, Bard and Aspen Music Festivals. She is committed to supporting the work of contemporary composers and regularly presents world premieres and 20th and 21st century chamber music. She is an avid supporter of, and has served as mentor and judge for the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Academy and Competition since its inception. Professor Hacker serves NASM as a Visiting Evaluator.
Professor Hacker holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Jan DeGaetani. She earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Indiana University as a student of Virginia Zeani.
Posted December 2017