Continually praised for her angelic pure tone, vocal dexterity, and scholarship, Manhattan soprano Kathleen Cantrell is actively sought out as a soloists by ensembles in New York and abroad. Recent performances include St. John the Divine (NYC), Apollo's Fire (Cleveland's Baroque Orchestra), the Louisville Bach Society, Amuse (NYC's all female choral ensemble), the Sound Shore Chorale,  the West Village Choral Society, the Louisville Choral Arts Society, and St. Michael's Episcopal Church where she is a staff musician and first soprano with a professional choral octet.  

As a member of the Teares of the Muses, New York University's consort of Viols, Kathleen is a featured soloist, and their most recent recording, “Ein Lämmlein: 17th-Century German Passion Music,” (available through iTunes, Amazon, and CDbaby) is receiving high praise.  

Kathleen has a Master of Arts degree in Early Music Performance Practices from Case Western Reserve University, and a Bachelor's degree in Piano Performance from the University of Louisville. While matriculating at Case Western, she studied with Ellen Hargis, Benjamin Bagby, Julianne Baird, and participated in masterclasses with the Baltimore Consort, and Sequentia.

Kathleen has served on the music faculties of Indiana University Southeast, the University of Louisville, and Bellarmine University. Along with her vocal career, she holds certifications from the Library of Congress in Braille Music Transcription and Literary Transcription. Currently working closely with the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, she has transcribed everything from medical books to Shakespeare plays.