Youth Choir Conductor
Catherine Lyon is one of three Vocal Music Directors at Pleasant Valley High School, where she directs Pleasant Valley Singers, a Concert Choir Women’s Ensemble, Jazz Nouveau (a vocal jazz ensemble), and teaches voice lessons. Her principal voice teachers include Kenneth Prewitt and Gordon and Jean Greer. Catherine holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Vocal Performance from Bob Jones University and Music Education from St. Ambrose University. She has taught vocal music in Greensboro, North Carolina, and Nashville, Tennessee before moving to Iowa, where she has taught in both the Davenport and Pleasant Valley school districts.
Mrs. Lyon maintains a large private voice studio, is a frequent adjudicator in Illinois and Iowa, and is an accompanist for private vocal students. Her students consistently place in state and regional competitions which allow them to compete at the national level. Catherine performs regularly as a choir member with Quad City Choral Arts and is a member of the American Choral Director’s Association (ACDA), Iowa Choral Director’s Association (ICDA) and the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).