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Dr. Katherine L Noone


[Noone, Dr. Katherine L]
  • Assistant Professor of Instruction Voice/Music Theatre, Theatre Arts


Katherine Noone Bio

Dr. Katherine Noone joined the faculty of the Theatre Department at the University of Texas – Arlington in the fall of 2016.  Prior to this position, she was an Assistant Professor of Voice/Music Theatre at North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota.  In her position at UTA she teaches Applied Musical Theatre Voice, Musical Theatre History, Singing for the Actor I & II, and music directs the mainstage theatre department musicals each year.   Dr. Noone earned her doctorate from NDSU and her B.S.E. in Vocal Music Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  She is also the coordinator for musical theatre at International Music Camp (IMC) in Canada and prior to NDSU, she taught at Minnesota State University Moorhead, (MN), Concordia College (MN), and Valley City State University (ND).

A diverse and active singer and actor as well as an educator, Dr. Noone has appeared with Act Up Theatre, Opera Omaha, Highland Summer Theatre, Fargo Moorhead Opera, Lofte Theatre, University of Nebraska’s Summer Repertory Theatre, and University of Nebraska Opera Theatre.  Favorite roles include Guenevere in Camelot, Lizzie in 110 in the Shade, Agnes in I Do! I Do!, Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, and Clorinda in La Cenerentola.  Dr. Noone also enjoys both television and radio commercial work, having acted in regional commercials and radio spots throughout the United States.  She is also a classical recitalist, cabaret singer, and pop and country performer performing numerous solo and chamber gigs throughout the Midwest.  She has appeared as a soloist with the Fargo Moorhead Symphony, NDSU Baroque Festival, Fargo Moorhead Chamber Chorale, the Voices of Concord and served as the principal soloist at the First Church of Christ Scientist in Fargo for 12 years.  She is a Nebraska First Place NATS and ND NATSAA winner.

Recent performances include appearing as a soloist in the Queens of Country with Dakota Air, the Adult Woman in Spring Awakening, which performed at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland with a 5 star review, and a soloist with Andrew Lippa, Live in Concert, a performance in which she was accompanied by the composer himself.  She also currently performs as Karen Carpenter in The Shadows Tribute Band.

In addition to her performance and teaching activities, Dr. Noone has an extensive background as a musical and stage director.  She has directed and/or music directed over forty musicals, and is also active in NATS, having served as the District Governor and past President of ND NATS.  Dr. Noone is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

Professional Preparation

    • 2008 DMA in Vocal PerformanceNorth Dakota State University
    • 1999 Master of Arts in Vocal PerformanceMinnesota State University Moorhead
    • 1992 Bachelor of Science in Vocal Music EducationUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln


    • July 2016 to Present Voice/Musical Theatre
      University of Texas - Arlington
    • Aug 2014 to July 2016 Voice/Musical Theatre
      North Dakota State University
    • Aug 2007 to July 2014 Professor of Practice
      North Dakota State University
    • July 2005 to Aug 2006 Music
      Valley City State University
    • Aug 2005 to May 2006 Voice
      Concordia College
    • Aug 1999 to May 2004 Voice and Music Ed
      Minnesota State University Moorhead


  • Professional
    • June 2014 to Present Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium
    • July 1998 to Present NATS - National Association of Teachers of Singing, Associate Member

Other Activities

    • Conference participation and Presenting
      • Feb 2016 South Eastern Theatre Conference (SETC)
      • Feb 2016 American Choral Director's Association North Dakota
      • Coordinator
        • July 2016 Musical Theatre Coordinator and Faculty at International Music Camp
        • Performing



        The advanced study of musical theatre performance as it relates to the integration of acting, singing and dance skills into an effective performance. The script, score, character, vocal demands, and movement requirements of both solo and ensemble works will be studied, and the works will be performed in a culminating, musical revue-styled performance. This course may be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: THEA 1307 and THEA 3317, or permission of instructor.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours

        The history, development, and contemporary manifestations of the musical theatre art form in America and London's West End, and its relation to the continually changing social milieu. The course follows the development of musical theatre from its inception to the present. Prerequisite: Permission of faculty.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours