Curriculum Vitae~Kathleen Hollingsworth
A dedicated and passionate musician, Kathleen has been immersed in music since her childhood. She has traveled across the country accumulating degrees while performing in original music and jazz ensembles. Her unique path has allowed her to work and study with musical giants such as Phil Mattson, Fareed Haque, Michele Weir, John Medeski, Billy Martin, Terence Blanchard, Gary Lindsay, Martin Bejerano and Rhiannon. She has recently accepted the Choral/Vocal Director position at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, Oregon and will be leading the award-winning vocal ensemble, Mainstream.  Kathleen’s intentions are to continue serving humanity, creating community and beauty through music.


University of Miami, DMA

Jazz Vocal Performance, 2010-2013

San Francisco State University MM, Choral Conducting 2009

Northern Arizona Univesity
MM, Choral Music Education/Piano 2000

Southwestern Community College School for Music Vocations AA, Professional Music 1997

Goffstown High School Goffstown, NH, Class of 1989


Hal Leonard Collegiate Scholarship, January, 2012

University of Miami, full scholarship tuition waiver/assistantship Fall 2010-current

San Francisco State University, full scholarship tuition waiver/assistantship Fall, 2005-2007

Northern Arizona University, Ralph E. Hess Scholarship Award Spring 1999


Director of Vocal/Choral Studies,

Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, Oregon

Private Studio Jazz/Contemporary Voice Teacher University of Miami,  2010-2013

Jazz Educators Network (JEN, formerly IAJE) Program Development Internship, July 2012-Jan 2013

Interplay Jazz and Arts Summer Camp
Woodstock, VT. Teaching Assistant/Performer, Summer 2012

Trinity Episcopal, Miami, FL
Section Leader, Soloist, 2010-current

Oakland East Bay Men’s Chorus, Oakland, CA Interim Choral Director, 2007

Glide Ensemble, San Francisco, CA
Soloist, choir member, keyboardist for Glide Teen Choir, 2004-2008

San Francisco Choral Artists, San Francisco, CA Professional chorister, 2004

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Flagstaff, AZ Pianist, Choir Director, 1998-2002

Southwestern Community College School for Music Vocations Vocal Jazz Workshop leader/performer/educator, 1996-1997


Jazz Educators Network, 2010-Current
American Choral Directors Association, past member

Miami Jazz Co-op, 2011-current


Graduate Allocation Fee Award, Spring 2012

Downbeat Student Music Awards, Spring, 2012
Vocal Jazz Ensemble: Extensions and JV1, University of Miami

Downbeat Student Music Awards, Spring, 2011 Best Vocal Arrangement: “My Favorite Things”

Downbeat Student Music Awards, Spring 2011
Vocal Jazz Ensemble: Extensions, University of Miami

SF Bay Area Harmony Sweepstakes, 2007
Best Composition/Arrangement, “Takin’ It Back”

SF Bay Area Harmony Sweepstakes, 2007
Winner, best a cappella group, “Where’s Gesualdo?”


Playa Choir, founder-director 2002-current

CCC Faculty Ensemble 2014-current
Band leader, writer, singer, keyboardist

Terance Blanchard Ensemble, University of Miami Fall 2012, member

Extensions, University of Miami 2010-2012, member

JV1, University of Miami 2010-2012, member

JEN Conference Performance, Extenstions January 2011

JV2, University of Miami 2010-2012, director

Black Rock City Playa Choir 2007-current, director

Cabaret Rouge, JV2 2010-2012, director

VoJazz , Washington State University 2008-2010, director

Jazz Northwest, faculty ensemble, Washington State University 2008-2010, pianist/singer/arranger

Crosscurrent, combined faculty ensemble with University of Idaho, Pullman, WA, 2009-2010, keyboardist

Vocal Jazz Ensemble, San Francisco State University 2005-2007, director, pianist

San Francisco State University Chamber Singers International Tour, CA ACDA performance 2005-2007, member

Vocal Jazz Ensemble, San Francisco School of the Arts 2007-2009, director

Northern Arizona University, Pep Band 1997-2000, keyboardist

Brava! Northern Arizona University
1999, director, women’s vocal jazz ensemble

Shrine of the Ages Choir, Dr. Edith Copley, Conductor 1997-2000, chorister, International Tour

Vocal Jazz/Choir, Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy 1998-2000, Director

Motherbus, professional regional touring band 1999-2003, writer, touring manager, singer, keyboardist

VoicesIowa, Phil Mattson, Director
1996-1997, performances at IAJE, Carnegie Hall, National Tour

Sierra College Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Vocal Jazz 1992-1994, member

Concord Chorale 1989, alto

New Hampshire All-State Festival Choir 1985-1988, member

New Hampshire All-State Jazz Choir 1984-1989, member

Goffstown High School, Concert Choir, Band 1983-1989

SYMS Chamber Choir, Vocal Jazz, Concert Choir 1983-1989, member

Concord Community Music School 1987-1989, Scholarship Vocal Quartet, Alto