Soprano Nala Kathleen has crafted a successful singing career by embracing a wide array of musical styles. Originally from the Midwest, Nala studied Vocal Performance at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. Her exploration of diverse genres, including art song, chamber music, opera, and contemporary music, has cultivated a deep passion for artistry and storytelling.
Nala has been featured as a soloist alongside esteemed ensembles such as the Cardinal Singers, Dubuque Symphony Orchestra and Chorale, and Simpson Symphonic Choir. Moreover, she has demonstrated versatility as a choral member, lending her voice to timeless masterpieces like Handel's Messiah, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, Holst's The Planets, and Mendelssohn's Elijah. Within opera, Nala has assumed supporting roles in noteworthy productions, including Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, Copland's The Tender Land, Weill's Down in the Valley, and Vaughan Williams' Riders to the Sea.
Beyond her classical pursuits, Nala is a singer-songwriter performing regularly as a jazz and pop vocalist. Her latest recording project, "Lofi Your Standards," is a collaborative jazz album with Cleveland Bonéy, set to release in the summer of 2023. Offstage, Nala enjoys teaching voice at her private studio in Redding, California.