Leadership and Conductors

Since receiving her DMA from the Eastman School of Music, Dr. Natalie C. Lerch has taught voice, diction, repertoire, pedagogy, chorus, chamber singers, chamber ensemble, opera and musical theater workshop, ear training, piano for voice teachers, and musicianship at Cornish College of the Arts. As a performer, her favorite roles include elle - La Voix Humaine, Fiordiligi - Cosí fan tutte, Miss Pinkerton - The Old Maid and the Thief, Mrs. Grose - The Turn of the Screw, and La Musica - Orfeo (in Orvieto, Italy). Natalie has sung in masterclasses for Renée Fleming and Julianne Baird, and performed Samuel Barber’s “Knoxville: Summer of 1915” with the Port Angeles Symphony. Natalie’s choral experience includes the Normal Luboff’s touring choir, soprano quartet “Divalycious”, Duruflé’s Requiem in Canterbury, England, and the a cappella ensemble, Fine Rain Falling. She has performed faculty recitals - “What Would Alice Say?”, King Harald’s Saga, and La Voix Humaine - and sung with the Seattle Philharmonic in Ravel’s Shéhérazade and Mahler’s 4th Symphony.

Natalie has received faculty development grants to record her arrangements of folk songs and Christmas carols with her vocal ensemble, Fine Rain Falling. This group performed Natalie’s arrangement of The National Anthem for 2,000 people at the Reign FC Women’s Soccer League and an evening concert. Fine Rain Falling recordings can be heard on YouTube. Another grant enabled Natalie to attend the McClosky Summer Institute of Voice in Seattle. Natalie continues to give masterclasses focusing on the art of combining acting and singing. She has given masterclasses at the NATS Regional Conference in Portland, Oregon as well as at the National Classical Singer Convention in San Antonio and Chicago.

Natalie recently received certification in The Masterson Method®, a method of equine bodywork. In her free time she rides her horse, Mocha!!