Kathryn Henry was the youngest of nine finalists chosen from more than 1,500 singers in the 2015 Metropolitan Opera Competition in New York. She also performed the national anthem at the Democratic presidential primary debate held at UWM in February.
“I never for one second felt any doubt that I could do this career because I had so much encouragement and support from the faculty,” Henry said. “One day, when I work on my biography, the chapter on UWM will definitely be about support and love. I am so thankful that they grew my passion here.”
Henry received a scholarship to The Juilliard School, where she will continue her vocal performance studies. She was one of six graduates honored during UWM’s May 2016 commencement ceremonies. More than 3,000 students received diplomas.