EXCELLENCE IN ACCOMPANYING
A Proven Track Record
As an accompanist, Katherine plays for RCM exams for voice, instrumentalists, and ensembles of varying sizes.
She was staff accompanist at Conrad Grebel College in Waterloo, and is currently the studio and recital accompanist for the Bel Canto School of Music in Milton, Ontario. She has accompanied students and professionals in recital at Queens University, Wilfrid Laurier University and in auditions at the University of Toronto and The Julliard School music programs. She has been the regular cantata accompanist at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Etobicoke and was the accompanist for the children's musical "Brilliant the Dinosaur" at the Meadowvale Theatre, Mississauga. She currently accompanies and directs soloists, small ensembles and choirs at Martin Grove Baptist Church in Etobicoke in her role as Music Director.
I have had the pleasure of working with Katherine Ramseyer over the past many years. Katherine is an absolutely brilliant accompanist, highly skilled pianist and all-around top-tier musician. My students that have had the pleasure of working with her all speak very highly of her and her services. I have also worked with her in my capacity as an opera singer, and she is my 'go-to' accompanist of choice. Her professionalism, musicality, approachable personality and depth of understand of classical music (to its most senior levels) have made her a great asset at any performance - recital, exam or concert. I appreciate her keen ability to catch musical mistakes during rehearsals and therefore provide musical coaching and refinement to help vocalists polish songs prior to taking the stage. When on stage, she has demonstrated an unparalleled ability to flow with the singers and even 'catch/cover' their performance mistakes when they happen so that people don't even notice! It has been a true delight working with Katherine over the years. I do not hesitate to give her the highest recommendation possible, to any prospective performer looking to use her services as an accompanist.
- K. Pelchat, Coloratura Soprano, Recording Artist, Composer, and Voice Teacher
MUSIC DIRECTOR, MGBC
Wearing Many Hats
Katherine provides solos of a high artistic and technical facility. Comfortable in playing classical, church canon, gospel and jazz, she arranges, rehearses, conducts and accompanies various soloists, duos and choirs. Katherine has blessed us with a variety of her own compositions for a variety of musicians. Katherine maintains a high standard of dedication and is able to encourage, elicit and develop the musical abilities of participants from different age groups with varying skill levels.
-E. Richard, Church Moderator and Chair of the Music Committee at Martin Grove Baptist Church, Etobicoke