Dr. Caitlin Moore, mezzo-soprano, is known for her elegant and confident stage presence across diverse vocal styles. She has been praised for her "aplomb and distinction" (Opera Canada) and "magnifique talent vocal et dramatique" (La Presse).
Dr. Moore's recent engagements highlight her versatility including the title roles in the world premieres of Paul Elwood's operas, The Taming and Hedy Lamarr: Snow White Under the Knife, the alto solos in Mozart's Requiem with the Grand Junction Symphony, Fiona in Brigadoon with Loveland Opera Theatre (COVID-19 canceled), and an upcoming tour with a local Irish folk band. Other operatic credits include Susan B. Anthony in The Mother of Us All (University of Northern Colorado), Stéphano in Roméo et Juliette (Opera Fort Collins; COVID-19 canceled), Frasquita in Carmen (Chattanooga Symphony & Opera), Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly (Chattanooga Symphony & Opera), Helena in Britten’s A Midsummer Night's Dream (Opera McGill), Corvina in the Canadian premiere of Musto’s Volpone (Opera McGill), both Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi (Opera Tennessee), Fatima in Chadwick's Tabasco (Chattanooga Symphony & Opera), and the creation of the role of the Biblical Adam’s nameless second wife in Tim Hinck’s experimental opera Eve Apart.
In concert, Dr. Moore has served as soloist with such organizations as the Grand Junction Symphony for Mozart's Requiem, the Grand Junction Messiah Choral Society for Handel's Messiah, the Johns Creek Symphony for Mozart’s Alleluia, the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera for Mozart's Mass in C Minor, Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, and Ola Gjeilo’s Dreamweaver, the Chattanooga Bach Choir for Mendelssohn’s Elijah, the Voice of Reason Ensemble for Brahms’ German Requiem, the Scenic City Chorale for Fauré’s Requiem, the Tennessee Chamber Chorus for Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, and guest soloist in the Lee University Masterworks Concert for Poulenc’s Gloria.
Dr. Moore is an advocate for vocal freedom, authenticity, and diversity, placing a strong emphasis on functional training. Her commitment to these principles is exemplified by her pursuit of professional development opportunities. Dr. Moore was nationally recognized to participate in the highly-selective 2021 National Association of Teachers of Singing Intern Program and currently serves as the Colorado-Wyoming NATS Chapter President. In 2019, she was certified in all three levels at Shenandoah University's Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy Institute as a University of Northern Colorado Graduate Student Association Grant Winner. In 2020, she participated in New England Conservatory's Acoustic Vocal Pedagogy Workshop and Online Teaching Technology Workshop as a Lee University Young Alumni Grant Winner and will attend Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s Advanced Vocal Pedagogy Workshop as a 2023 Colorado Mesa University Faculty Development Grant Winner.
Dr. Moore holds the positions of Instructor of Voice at Colorado Mesa University and Instructor of Voice at Interlochen Center for the Arts where she teaches voice lessons, diction, acting, and contemporary commercial ensembles and labs. Additionally, she successfully manages a thriving online private voice studio and regularly conducts guest lectures about expanding one's presence through effective utilization of social media. Prior to her current positions, she served on the music faculties of Covenant College and Chattanooga State Community College.
Dr. Moore received a Doctorate of Arts in Voice Performance, with a secondary in vocal pedagogy, from the University of Northern Colorado where she studied with esteemed vocal pedagogue, Dr. Melissa Malde. During her doctoral studies, she was honored as a prestigious Doctoral Fellow and received the Graduate Dean's Award for Excellence. Additionally, she holds a Master of Music in Voice and Opera Performance from the Schulich School of Music, McGill University, and a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Music Education from Lee University.