Described as "Rad as f*&^" (Scapi Magazine) and having "a sound that is well-suited for the strange world of new music" (Chicago Classical Review), Kayleigh Butcher has gained critical and audience acclaim as a soloist and contemporary chamber musician.
Kayleigh has performed on many contemporary series, festivals, and at prestigious venues such as the 2017 Resonant Bodies Festival at Roulette, NYC Skirball Center, The Stone, KANEKO, HERE Arts, Chicago’s Ear Taxi Festival, Fast Forward Austin, Chicago’s Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, Omaha’s Under the Radar, Stanford University, Issue Project Room, Constellation Chicago’s Frequency Series, and NYC’s SONiC Festival at Shapeshifter Lab, to name a few. Kayleigh is also a founding member and the director of Quince Ensemble, an all-female, acappella vocal quartet that explores experimental vocal techniques and improvisation.
Kayleigh received her Bachelor’s of Vocal Performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory, where she studied with Dr. Anne DeLaunay and Dr. Denise Knowlton. She was a graduate teaching assistant to Dr. Jane Schoonmaker Rodgers at Bowling Green State University, where she earned her M.Mus. She currently resides in New York City with her fat cat, Cherubino. www.kayleighbutcher.com