Cat Treadgold has been a publisher and editor, a classical singer, an Equity actress, a coordinator in Newsweek's External Relations Department, a secretary at Siemens AG, a voice teacher at Shoreline Community College, a receptionist at a major recording studio, a cater-waiter with Glorious Foods, a restaurant hostess, and a coat-check girl at a fancy New York nightclub.
Cat has an AB cum laude in German Literature from Princeton University, a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Washington, and a certificate in Technical Writing and Editing from the University of Washington.
She was once semi-fluent in French, German, and Italian and occasionally attempts to revive those languages.
Thank goodness, she's good with computers (for a digital immigrant) and learned to touch type in high school.
Two of her unpublished novels made it to the finals in their categories (mystery and romance) in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Annual Contest.
Three of her one-hour adaptations of operas (original translations and dialogue) were performed by Shoreline students while she was a teacher there.
She and her husband, Jeff, reside in Washington during its drier months and in Arizona during its cooler ones.
Cat loves to hike and walk, ride her bike, hula-hoop, play golf, listen to audiobooks, cook dishes with lots of leftovers, play piano (she used to be good at it), and play accordion (she will never be good at it). She sings in the occasional concert with the Ladies Musical Club but never in the shower. Her favorite classical composers are Ravel, Debussy, and Brahms. She prefers pop music from the '60s and '70s, particularly Steely Dan and the Rolling Stones.
One hot, humid summer in Ohio, while playing a Shawnee Indian in an outdoor drama during the week and Anne in the musical Shenandoah on the weekends, she became certified in stage fighting. That skill later helped her win the role of a broadsword-wielding Maid Marian in a Theater for Young Audiences musical titled Maid Marian (and Robin Too). She always wanted to sing the role of Carmen, but only did it in Seattle Opera previews. She has played Edwin Drood in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Maria in The Sound of Music, Julie Jordan in Carousel, Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro, Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, Maddalena in Rigoletto, Julius Caesar in Julius Caesar in Egypt, and Rosina in The Barber of Seville. For three years, she toured with NOISE (Northwest Opera in Schools, Etcetera).
Videos of her vocal performances can be found on the Cattread channel on YouTube.
Cat still takes on the occasional freelance project as an editor, typesetter, and self-publishing consultant. Send her an email if you have a project you think she'll enjoy.
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