Kathleen Mead is a life-long singer; she discovered her musical passion singing in the kindergarten Christmas pageant and has been singing ever since. While still in college, she began singing with the newly formed Saint Louis Symphony Chorus under the direction of Thomas Peck. After five years, her teaching duties and a new family forced her to scale back her commitment. For a few years, she sang with various community groups.

Kathleen reports she was thrilled to eventually be invited to join the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus—a professional a cappella chorus based in Saint Louis, Missouri. She performed with them for more than two decades. Concurrently, she performed with the Ellenwood Consort, an early music ensemble under the direction of lutanist, Jeffrey Noonan. 

When a cross-country move landed her family in Pennsylvania for two years, she sang with the Pittsburgh Camarata. The next move brought them to Santa Fe where she has been performing with The Santa Fe Symphony Chorus.

When not singing, Kathleen loves to travel; most trips are to visit far-flung family members, including three adult children. Her youngest is carrying on the family musical tradition as a pianist and composer in the Bay Area. When not singing or traveling, she is usually “playing with fabric” and enjoying the company of other fiber artists.