Pianist Kathryn Fouse is Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, TX. In addition to her commitment to education, she continues to maintain an active performing career with appearances in such venues as the World Piano Conference (Novi Sad, Serbia), the soundSCAPE New Music Festival (Maccagno, Italy), and the Conservatorio de Música la Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Bogotá, Colombia) as well as throughout the United States. Kathryn enjoys sharing her passion for new music with audiences and actively seeks collaborative ventures with like-minded artists. Her collaboration with visual artist Larry Thompson, Aural Vision: Art Inspired by Sound (www.auralvisionproject.com), has traveled to three continents and continues to garner national and international attention. Kathryn has received national grants for her research into the Surrealist movement and its influence on American composers. Her research into connections between art and music has been presented at such esteemed institutions as the University of Illinois, Baylor University, the Dallas Art Museum, Gothenburg University (Sweden) and the Norwegian State Academy of Music (Oslo) as well as for the Music Teachers National Association, the College Music Society, and the International Conference on The Arts in Society.
In addition to her solo performances, Dr. Fouse is in great demand as a professional accompanist. She has collaborated with such artists as Timofei Dokschidzer, Edward H. Tarr, David Bilger, Ronald Barron, James Thompson, Vincent diMartino, Leonard Candelaria, Andrei Ikov, Steven Mead, Dale Underwood and Demondrae Thurman. She has served as staff accompanist for many international competitions and festivals including conferences of the International Trumpet Guild; the North American Saxophone Alliance; the European Trumpet Days; the Moscow International Trumpet Competition and Festival; the ARD International Trumpet Competition in Munich, Germany; and the Vassily Brandt International Trumpet Solo Competition and Festival.
Dr. Fouse holds degrees in Piano Performance from Baylor University (BM), Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (MM) and the University of North Texas (DMA). Her principal teachers include Eugenia O’Reilly, David Albee, Ruth Slenczynska and Pamela Mia Paul. As an educator and administrator, Dr. Fouse enjoys crossing discipline boundaries to collaborate with colleagues in designing creative approaches to curricular development, assessment and strategic planning. She is a site visitor for the National Association of Schools of Music and an active participant in the College Music Society.