KATHRYN HYLTON is a second-year doctoral student in choral conducting at the University of Maryland where she studies under Edward Maclary. She serves as Associate Conductor of the UMD Chamber Singers and teaches undergraduate courses in conducting and aural skills. During the 2017-2018 Season, Hylton directed the UMD Treble Choir and University Chorale. In addition to her work at the University of Maryland, Hylton is the Associate Director of Music at Holy Family Catholic Community in Frederick, MD. She is engaged as a singer/songwriter with Frederick Acoustic Music Enterprise and teaches applied voice and piano. Prior to her relocation to Maryland in 2014, Hylton was Director of Choral Music at Blair Academy in northern New Jersey. Hylton holds an MM in Choral Conducting from Eastman School of Music and a Bachelor of Science in Music Composition and Theory from Hofstra University. She remains an active composer, arranger, and solo singer.