Katherine Zeserson, speaker at The Culture of Innovation, ISPA's 65th Annual Congress, in New York City on January 15-17, 2013. View the full Schedule of Events.
Katherine Zeserson has been Director of Learning and Participation for The
Sage Gateshead since 2002, responsible for the strategic design, direction and
implementation of its ambitious, internationally acclaimed Learning and
She has a national reputation as a trainer, music animateur and educator,
having led programmes in a notably wide range of community, educational and
social contexts; from pre-school settings to post-graduate and professional
development training programmes. She has taught vocal skills, music theatre,
improvisation, elements of world music, community arts theory and practice at
HE and post-graduate level; designed and run animateur and teacher development
programmes for many local authorities; designed and led staff and leadership
development programmes for the cultural sector, third sector and businesses.
She has held several arts-in-education residencies, working with both primary
and secondary age children. Throughout the 1990s she also worked as musical director,
voice coach and performer on a wide range of theatre projects.
She is working towards a Professional Doctorate focusing on the interplay
between quality, inclusivity and innovation in The Sage Gateshead’s emergence
as a ground-breaking cultural learning organisation. She performs regularly
with a cappella vocal ensembles Mouthful and Human Music.