Catherine Van Der Salm, soprano, is a native of the Northwest. She grew up in Sandy, Oregon, and graduated with honors from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, earning two degrees: Bachelor of Science in Business Economics and Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. Catherine is an active performer, singing with Cappella Romana, Portland Baroque Orchestra, In Mulieribus, The Ensemble, Cantores in Ecclesia, Resonance Ensemble, Chor Anno and Oregon Catholic Press, and has appeared as a guest artist with Cascadia Academy of Music, Portland Vocal Consort, Columbia Chorale of Oregon, Bravo! Vancouver and the Vancouver Camerata. In 2002 and 2004, she was a regional finalist in the NATSAA competition, and sang for Elly Ameling at the 2005 International Congress of Voice Teachers. Catherine makes her home in Vancouver, Washington, with her husband, Ruud and their daughters Juliana and Annelies. She maintains a home studio coaching singers of all ages in art song, opera, Broadway, and popular musical styles.