After an extensive three-month search, POP is proud to announce Katherine Powers as our new Executive Director. Katherine is no stranger to POP- she first sang with POP as Fiordiligi in our third production, Cosi fan tutte (2012), and has performed with us several times since. She already knows our brand, our culture, and our mission inside and out!

This operatic soprano is equally as fierce “behind the scenes”- after serving for seven years as founding Director of Vocal Arts at California School of the Arts San Gabriel Valley where she oversaw all conservatory operations including strategic planning, curriculum design, oversight of faculty and staff, event production, and fiscal management while forging community partnerships throughout LA. In Josh Shaw’s own words, “Katherine is one of the few people I know who can just get things done, whatever the circumstance.”

We can’t wait to see what POP’s next chapter of growth looks like with Katherine on our team! Help us welcome her by leaving a comment below…

OR if you’d prefer to give her a personal welcome, come say hi at #POPaganza! She’ll be there for her first official appearance as Exec Director. Most seats are already gone! Info/tix at


Katherine is delighted to reprise the role of “Gina” in The Magic Dream, a modern retelling of Mozart’s The Magic Flute with LA Opera Outreach. The production will tour all over LA County, and will reach over 5000 students!

Katherine is thrilled to join Maestro Conlon and LA Opera again for their annual Cathedral Project at the famous Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles.

Professional singers and musicians from LA Opera will collaborate with more than 400 members of the Los Angeles community to present the world premiere of Jonah and the Whale, a new opera for audiences of all ages by composer Jack Perla and librettist Velina Hasu Houston.

“Jonah” Dress Rehearsal - March 19, 2014

Following in the tradition of previous Cathedral Project productions, Jonah and the Whale will feature professional opera singers in the leading roles and members of the LA Opera Orchestra, performing along with a large group of community-based performers drawn from schools, churches, choirs and orchestras from every part of Los Angeles.

Performances of Jonah and the Whale will take place at The Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels, 555 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Friday, March 16, 2018
Time: 7:30pm

Saturday, March 17, 2018
Time: 7:30pm

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the LA Opera Website.

Katherine is pleased to join Maestra Rachel Worby and Muse/ique in the first concert of a series honoring the great Leonard Bernstein, and his influences and collaborators.1424374533_Bernstein2

Katherine will perform works by Leonard Berstein, Steven Sondheim, and The Beatles.

Saturday, July 11 @ Caltech’s Beckman Mall Lawn

Please visit Muse/ique’s website for more information and for tickets.