Kathleen Ballantyne is a composer, conductor, and editor. She made her debut as a composer with Women's Works of Ithaca in March 2014 with “Petition,” a choral work based on a 1874 petition to the US government in support of women's suffrage. Recently, she has guest conducted premieres of her own works with the Siena College Chamber Singers. Ms. Ballantyne is the owner/founder of Forte Music Editing, which provides music engraving, editing, and proofing services. Previously, Ms. Ballantyne taught choral music and theater at Johnson City High School in upstate New York, which received repeated national recognition as a Grammy Signature School and a Best Community for Music Education during her tenure. She is an active guest clinician, voice teacher, and currently serves as a board member of the Cayuga Vocal Ensemble.
A graduate of Ithaca College and the Irish World Music Centre, Kathleen Ballantyne holds degrees in Music Education and Vocal Performance, as well as Chant and Ritual Song. Her website is www.kathleenballantyne.com.