Catherine Sailer is Director of Choral Studies at the University of Denver Lamont School of Music, where she conducts the Lamont Chorale, Lamont Women’s Chorus, and the independent chamber choir, The Evans Choir. She is also the Associate Conductor of the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. Conducting credits include the Santa Fe Symphony, Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Beijing Symphony, National Opera of China, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music Orchestra, Central City Opera, Bravo! Vail Valley Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Oregon Bach Festival Chorus and Orchestra, Madrigal Vocale (Brazil), Rheinpfalz International Choir, and the Shanghai International Choral League. She has collaborated as conductor or chorus master with singers William Warfield, Marilyn Horne, and conductors Bramwell Tovey, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Robert Spano, Ed Spanjaard, Eric Whitacre, Victor Yampolsky, Marius Szmolij, Stephen Alltop, David Amram, Tan Dun, David Fanshawe, and Marin Alsop, and prepared choruses for performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Colorado Symphony, Aspen Festival Orchestra, and Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra. She is a festival conductor for DCINY concerts in Carnegie Hall, and many other honor choirs and festivals.
Catherine Sailer received the Doctor of Music with honors in conducting from Northwestern University and the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance and Conducting from the University of Denver. She is president of Colorado ACDA, and was selected as an ICEP exchange fellow to China. She was named the winner of the Robert Shaw Fellowship in 2005, chosen by Chorus America and supported by Warner Brothers and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her other awards include first place at the American Choral Director’s Association Conducting Competition.