Katherine Nelson-Tracey, originally from North Dakota, holds a Bachelor's degree in Secondary Music Education and a Master's Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of North Dakota. In 1998 she earned a second Master's degree in Choral Conducting from George Mason University. Katherine serves as an adjunct professor for the Woodbridge campus of Northern Virginia Community College, teaching voice and piano. She is the founding director of the New Dominion Choraliers (NDC), a community chorus celebrating its 27th year. She sings with the Richmond Symphony Chorus in Richmond, VA.