Meet vocal adjudicator Katherine van Kampen

Ms. van Kampen, MMus BMus ARCT, has had an international singing career.


After receiving her Master of Music in opera and voice performance from the University of British Columbia as well as her ARCT in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Toronto, Ms. van Kampen went on to have an international singing career.

Ms. van Kampen is “capable of winning the hearts of the musical world” (Dr. Erik Werba).

She has performed extensively in Canada, the United States, Europe and Africa.

Ms. van Kampen also has sung under the baton of many renowned maestros including Helmuth Rilling, Mario Bernardi, Urie Mayer and Peter McCoppin.

She performed the premiere of Verdi’s Messe per Rossini at the request of Maestro Helmuth Rilling with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.

The international press heralded her as a “vocal discovery”.

Ms. van Kampen went on to record Beethoven’s Mass in C with Maestro Rilling in Germany under the Haenssler Classic label.

Today Ms. van Kampen is a dedicated vocal teacher and festival adjudicator.

She also teaches theatre performance techniques for young singers in a program entitled “Kids on Broadway” held in Kelowna and other parts of BC during the months of July and August.

Ms. van Kampen has founded several singing groups in Kelowna including the women’s chorale the Celebration Singers.