Gamma Ut Officers
Kathryn Summersett: Vice President
Soprano and certified McClosky voice technician, is currently working on her doctorate of voice performance at the Historical Performance Institute in Bloomington, IN. She has performed with EMA ypf in BEMF 2009 & 2011 and Berkeley EMF in 2014, as well as the young artists in training in the opera Almira for BEMF 2013. She has also soloed in other festivals such as Florence Voice Seminar, Academia D’Amore, Lute Society of America and a recital Cordoba, Argentina. Miss Summersett has also started producing/stage directing shows, with recent successes including Purcell Project in 2013 and Passioni Dolci in 2014.
Alice Baldwin: Treasurer
Alice Baldwin, a native of Laramie, Wyoming, is a doctoral student in harpsichord at Indiana University. Alice holds a Master’s degree in harpsichord from IU, but started her musical life as a pianist and holds a Bachelor’s degree in piano from the University of Wyoming. She works as a continuo player both in Bloomington and across the nation, performing at the Berkeley Early Music Festival in 2014 as a member of Arethusa Musica, and serving as a continuo artist at the Oregon Bach Festival for their latest Monteverdi Vespers performances and on chamber concerts with His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts.
Vanessa Rose Castillo: Media Director
Vanessa Rose was born in Toluca, Mexico and grew up listening to many of her family members perform in the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico. She received her Bachelor’s in Violin Performance from Arizona State University under the guidance of Professor Danwen Jiang and Dr. Jonathan Swartz. Currently, she is completing a Master’s Degree and a Performer’s Diploma under the tutelage of Professor Stanley Ritchie. She has an active career as a Modern and Baroque Violinist and Violist and performs throughout Europe and North America. Ms. Castillo aspires to start her own Baroque Orchestra in Phoenix, AZ within the next few years.