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Kathen (Kit) Cowan hails from Ithaca College and Empire College. Her vocal studies were privately with Beatrice Littau of the Metropoitan Opera. Her instrumental studies in applied violin were with Thomas Michalak, Professor at Ithaca College and Conductor of the Scranton Symphony, Shirley Givens of Manhattanville, Stanley Bednar of Manhattan School of Music and with Gabriel Banat of the NY Philharmonic.

For the past 30 years, Kathen has performed weddings and private parties, in the tri-state area, as a member of the Reynolds & Cowan Duo. She has sung as a soloist and choir member in the St Paul’s-on-the-Hill Episcopal Church Choir, Ascension Episcopal Church, Highland’s United Methodist Church, New Paltz Dutch Church, The New Paltz United Methodist Church, The New Paltz Lutheran Church, and St. George's Episcopal Church in Newburgh, to name a few. Her performances have taken her to the Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors Concerts, Bryant Park Concerts, WQXR’s Woody’s Children, Washington DC Concert Series and many others. She is a member of Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir in Poughkeepsie and serves as their Treasurer.


Kit taught both choral and general music in the Arlington School District prior to her retirement in 2016.

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