Katherine V. Molina
Katherine Frances Valdellon Molina, PhD , Master Teacher - CMVT, more popularly known professionally as Kitchy Molina, is a Certified McClosky Voice Technician and the only foreign Master Teacher of the McClosky Institute of Voice, which is based in the United States. She served as faculty of the Department of Voice, Music Theater and Dance at the University of the Philippines College of Music from 1993 to 2023 where she served as department chair from 2004-2013.
She holds four degrees from the University of the Philippines; Bachelor Of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Administration, Bachelor of Music Major in Voice (Cum Laude) and Master of Music Major in Voice, Minor in Choral Conducting and a PhD from the Tri-College Ph.D. Philippine Studies Program of the University of the Philippines, Diliman. Her dissertation topic was : The Filipino Contemporary Commercial Music Singer: Mimicry as Phenomenon.
For 30 years, she has served as the conductor of the Philippine Sandalphon Singers which has served the music ministry of the EDSA Shrine since 1990.
Her professional career as a cross-over artist spanning 43 years, has been highlighted by: lead roles in operas such as Rosina in Rossini’s Barber of Seville, Anastacia in Paguio-Asensio’s Mayo Bisperas Ng Liwanag and Doña Juliana in Cayabyab-Asension’s Spoliarium; solos for large works like Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, 25 years of commercial jingle singing and 30 years of providing backup vocals for local as well as visiting international pop artists. Her training and experience with performing varied vocal genres has made her a sought - after vocal coach for both classical and contemporary commercial music artists alike.
For the past 13 years, she remains the only voice therapist and singing voice specialist, appointed by the St. Luke’s Medical Center as affiliate staff assigned to the Voice, Swallowing and Sinus Service in Bonifacio Global City.