Dr. Katherine Noonea picture of Dr. Katherine Noone

Assistant Professor
Musical Theatre

E-Mail: Katherine.Noone@ndsu.edu
Office: 107A Askanase Hall
Phone: (701) 231-7834


  • D.M.A., North Dakota State University
  • M.A., Minnesota State University Moorhead
  • B.S.E., University of Nebraska Lincoln

Katherine Noone joined the Division of Performing Arts in 2007. Dr. Noone is the Musical Theatre Specialist, a faculty position that serves both the music and theatre departments. In this position, she teaches Applied Classical Voice, Applied Musical Theatre Voice, Vocal Pedagogy, Development of Musical Theatre, directs the NDSU Musical Theatre Troupe and music directs the mainstage theatre department musical each year and serves as the associate director of recruiting for the Theatre Department.

Dr. Noone is an active regional performer appearing in principal and supporting roles in opera, musical theatre, and straight theatre, and is also a performer and teacher of swing dance. She has performed with Opera Omaha, Fargo Moorhead Opera, Minnesota State University-Moorhead Theatre, Minnesota State University Mankato Theatre’s Highland Summer Theatre, University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Summer Repertory Theatre, the Lofte Theatre, Theatre B, and the Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre. Favorite roles include Guenevere in Camelot, Lizzie in 110 in the Shade, Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, and both evil stepsisters in La Cenerentola.

Dr. Noone is a frequent recitalist and concert performer. She has appeared as a soloist with the Fargo Moorhead Symphony, the NDSU Baroque Festival, Fargo Moorhead Chamber Chorale, the Voices of Concord, and has served as the principal soloist at the First Church of Scientist in Fargo for 13 years. She is a Nebraska first place National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and North Dakota National Association of Teachers of Singing Artists Awards (NATSAA) winner.

In addition to her performance activities, Dr. Noone has an extensive background as a musical and stage director. She has music and/or stage directed over thirty musicals in many of the aforementioned houses. She is also very active in NATS, serving as the current District Governor and Past-President of ND NATS and teaches swing dance with her husband, John, at Fargo Swings!. She also enjoys teaching during her summers at the North Dakota Governors School, International Music Camp, and Trollwood Performing Arts School. Dr. Noone is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.


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