Skillfully navigating between orchestral and choral ensembles, Catherine Sailer serves as Associate Conductor of the Colorado Ballet Orchestra, Director of Choral Studies at the University of Denver Lamont School of Music, Conductor of The Evans Choir, and Music Director of the Littleton Symphony Orchestra. Other conducting credits as conductor or chorus preparation include the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Aspen Music Festival Orchestra, Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Central City Opera, Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra, Santa Fe Symphony, Elmhurst Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Cabrillo New Music Orchestra, Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra, and internationally with the Shanghai International Choral League, Beijing Symphony, Lunds Volksensemble (Sweden), Madrigal Vocale (Brazil), Rhineland Pfalz International Choir (Germany), and Vox Anima Choir and Orchestra (England). Catherine has conducted choral orchestral masterwork festivals in Rome, Vienna, Prague, London, Curitiba, and New York’s Carnegie Hall.
Honors and awards include the Dale Warland Award for Excellence in Choral Conducting, First Place in the American Prize for Choral Performance, Chorus America’s Robert Shaw Fellowship, 2nd Place in the Barenreiter Internation Choral Competition and First Place in the American Choral Director’s Association Conducting Competition.
Catherine received her Doctor of Music in conducting from Northwestern University, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in piano performance and conducting from the University of Denver, and further studies at Salzburg College (Austria), Oregon Bach Festival with Helmuth Rilling, National Symphony Orchestra’s Conducting Institute with Leonard Slatkin, and the Cabrillo New Music Festival with Marin Alsop.