Rhonda Kline is opera coach and coordinator of accompanying at the University of Washington School of Music. In addition to her work at the School of Music, she is general director and music director for NOISE (Northwest Opera In Schools, Etc.), an independent arts organization that presents adaptations of operas in elementary schools.
Each spring NOISE tours for three months throughout the Puget Sound area and into Eastern Washington, performing opera for more than 25,000 elementary students annually in 100 schools. She is also a charter member of the faculty of Canta in Italia, a summer program for singers in Florence, Italy.


Rhonda has depth of experience as a collaborative pianist with strings, brass, woodwinds, voice, and opera theater.  She has served as accompanist at regional and national levels with various organizations such as Music Teachers National Association, National Association of Teachers of Singing, National Federated Music Clubs, and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She has also served as pianist in master classes with such artists as Marcia Baldwin, Jean Barr, Richard Cassilly, Vinson Cole, Jane Eaglen, Margo Garrett, and John Wustman. Rhonda has performed as staff pianist for Vocal Arts Northwest summer programs in Seattle as well as many regional opera companies.


In her home state of Kansas, she was accompanist for the Wichita Choral Society, Wichita Symphony Chorus, Crown Uptown Dinner Theater, and Opera Kansas, and was selected as pianist for a European tour with the Mid-Kansas Choral Society. Her operatic coaching repertoire includes more than 30 titles, including traditional operas, contemporary works, and music theater. 



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