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Catherine Hunsinger

Catherine began performing as a cellist and singer at eight years old in Orlando, Florida.

Her vocal journey began at the Orlando Repertory Theatre when she performed in “Bye Bye Birdie” with Mandy Moore under the direction of Jeff Revels. She worked in theatre for two decades, performing with Civic Theatre of Orlando, Wekiva River Players, Workshop Theatre, Town Theatre, Village Square Theatre, and as a Company Member with Trustus Theatre. She made the transition into classical music as a Coloratura Soprano, landing a lead role in the HGM Production of “Tosca” (Hilton Head, SC). Catherine earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Music with a Concentration in Vocal Performance in 2010 at Winthrop University, studying under John Fowler, Kristen Wunderlich, and Kathy Kinsey. Since college, she has traversed much of the performance spectrum – exploring the many unique career paths that exist for vocalists. She has worked with Carnegie Hall, the SC Philharmonic, and Aiken Symphony through educational programming, jazz works, pops concerts, and classical works. In 2018, Catherine stepped into the role of singer/songwriter, joining ranks with guitarist John Vail in a new project, Rex Darling. Soon after, she created the folk/acoustic trio “A La Mids” alongside musicians Emily McCullom and Cayla Fralick, which premiered in early 2020. In 2021, she expects to release albums with both bands, in addition to an EP with a new, unnamed project.

Catherine began studying cello at age eight in Orlando Florida at the New School of Orlando. Upon moving to Columbia, she studied under Kristin Kirby and Colleen Marcou – eventually making her way to Brevard Music Center to work in their intensive Summer programs under some of the country’s best-respected conductors and instructors. She transitioned from classical cello to “rock cello” in 2019 upon signing on with the Columbia-based band, ET Anderson. Most recently, she has recorded with Mel Washington, Barnwell, ET Anderson, Illmortal, Jerry Mize, Kat Hammond, and several other artists – and can be found playing solo cello live in Columbia and Charleston.

Catherine is entering her third year as the Executive Director for the non-profit music and arts festival, Girls Block, which serves to provide performance and networking opportunities for female musicians in South Carolina and beyond. She is thrilled to connect with and uplift women in an industry in which they are significantly under-represented.

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