Award-Winning Singer Kate Tombaugh To Make Encore Appearance At USI Performance Center


Award-Winning Singer Kate Tombaugh To Make Encore Appearance At USI Performance Center

Kate Tombaugh, an award-winning vocalist who has performed professionally with opera companies and symphonies throughout the United States, will present “It Just Takes One,” her acclaimed one-woman theatrical production, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 17 in the University of Southern Indiana Performance Center. Tombaugh’s performance is being sponsored by the USI Foundation in honor of its 50th anniversary and it free and open to students, faculty and the public.

“It Just Takes One” is an entertaining musical that pulls theater-goers into the charming story of a young woman in her twenties struggling to balance a career and social life. One person described Kate’s performance this way: “The show was the perfect combination of vocal talent humor, engaging storyline, and song selection. I didn’t want it to end.” Tombaugh was previously on campus in March to perform “It Just Takes One,” as well as give presentations and conduct masterclasses with USI performing arts students.

Tombaugh trained as a young artist in the Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Artist program and was a Gerdine Artist with Opera Theatre of St. Louis and Resident Artist with Utah Opera. Additionally, she was a Stern Fellow in the LA-based Songfest and performed in the Opera Studio at AIMS in Graz, Austria. She holds a master’s degree in voice performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and bachelor’s degrees in English literature and vocal performance from Illinois Wesleyan University. Tombaugh is the founder and executive director of the arts nonprofit organization Poco a Poco, which hosts a week-long summer music festival for high school-aged vocalists. She lives in Murray, Kentucky, with her husband, Dr. Steven Weimer, assistant professor of music at Murray State University, and their daughter, Grace.

Reservations are encouraged but not required. For more information or to reserve a seat at no charge, contact Sharon Burks-Maier at 812-465-7149 or




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