Kathryn Harsha is a conductor, pianist, and educator who holds a master’s degree in orchestral conducting from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a bachelor’s degree from Bluffton University in piano.

Harsha has had conducting appointments with the Chorale des Étudiants Etrangères at the Sorbonne in Paris, France, the Lakeland Civic Orchestra in Cleveland, Ohio, and Opera per Tutti, now the Cleveland Opera Theater. Harsha has been the Music Director of the Sing Out! for Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Benefit Concerts since 2002, where the Visionary Voice award was named in her honor in 2018.

In five years as Executive Director, Kathryn transformed the visionary Opus Community Music School into a thriving music school studio in suburban Baltimore, Maryland.