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Kathryn Paradise

Kathryn Paradise

Ms. Kathryn Paradise joined Belmont University in the fall of 2007 as a full time instructor of commercial voice. Ms. Paradise earned both her Bachelor of Music and her Master of Music in Jazz Vocal Performance from the University of Miami.  While in Florida, she received Downbeat Magazine’s student award for Outstanding Solo Jazz Vocal Performance as well as numerous student Downbeat awards for her work Jazz Vocal I, University of Miami’s top jazz choir.


Prior to her teaching appointment at Belmont University, Ms. Paradise resided in Burlington, Vermont where she taught voice at St. Michael’s College, Johnson State College and the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts.  Ms. Paradise has had an active performing career as a jazz singer, including appearances with Kurt Elling, Kevin Mahogany, Elaine Elias, Claudia Acuna, Will Lee and John Pizzarelli.


Ms. Paradise’s debut album, You Stepped Out of a Dream, was released in the spring of 2007. Partial proceeds from the project will be donated to the Melissa Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to violence prevention and treatment.

Contact: kathryn.paradise@belmont.edu