Kathryn Hylton is a first-year doctoral student in choral conducting, studying under Edward Maclary. She conducts the UMD Treble Choir and organizes and assists with the Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols. Prior to starting her work at the University of Maryland, Hylton was Director of Music at Holy Family Catholic Community in Middletown, MD, where she conducted the Adult, Youth, and Children's choirs, and led the Praise Band and instrumental program. She also taught middle school general music and choir at St. Thomas More Academy.
Between 2010 and 2014, Hylton was Director of Choral Music at Blair Academy in New Jersey. There, she conducted the Blair Academy Singers and founded the Men's, Women's, and Chamber choruses. She also prepared and conducted yearly musicals and taught cross-curricular courses in music & religious studies and music & movement. Hylton is particularly interested in Dalcroze Eurhythmics and is pursuing her Dalcroze Certificate with Jack Stevenson and Monica Dale.
As a soloist and choral singer with the Master Singers of Virginia, she has appeared under Erik Jones, and with Voices under William Weinert. She is engaged as a singer/songwriter with Frederick Acoustic Music Enterprise and teaches applied voice, piano, and guitar.
Hylton holds an MM in Choral Conducting from Eastman School of Music and a BS in Music Composition and Theory from Hofstra University, graduating summa cum laude.