Dr. Catherine Froneberger Siarris holds a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from Converse College, a Master of Music in opera from Hartt School of Music, West Hartford, Connecticut and a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Voice Performance from University of South Carolina. She has served on the faculty of the Lawson Academy since 1999.

In 2012, Dr. Siarris attended The CCM (Contemporary Commercial Music) Institute at Shenandoah University and is a Level Three graduate of Somatic Voicework ®-The LoVetri Method.

Dr. Siarris has taught hundreds of singers from the young beginner to the young professional as well as the mature choir singer. Her students participate in voice competitions and recitals, are top singers in their high school choruses and leaders in their church choirs. They earn leading roles in opera and musicals; have earned numerous scholarship awards, and many continue to be college voice majors and music educators.

Serving on the faculties of Limestone College and Spartanburg Community College, she maintains membership in National Association of Teachers of Singing and National Federation of Music Clubs. An active performer of opera, music theatre, and solo recitals, her performance career includes numerous operatic leading roles such as Micaela in Carmen, Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte, Sonia in Merry Widow, Pamina in Die Zauberflӧte, Madame Lidoine in Dialogues des Carmélites, and most recently Lady Thiang in The King and I. Dr. Siarris currently sings with SC-based soprano trio, “The Blonde, the Brunette, and the Redhead.”  She is the mother of three boys and a member of Bethel United Methodist Church.

Teaching Mission: Good common sense vocal health and singing is my goal for students. Your body is your instrument; therefore, care should be taken of that instrument. Developing students will learn good, strong techniques for the voice that will keep them singing for their lifetime. In addition to vocal production, students will be instructed in music, music interpretation, foreign language pronunciations and translations, audition techniques, stage presence and other aspects of song presentation.