Kathryn Mueller web developer | soprano | teacher
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About Me

I love to build things.

I am a software developer, musician, and teacher. I wrote my first computer program - a text based quiz in BASIC - when I was in junior high, but then turned my energies toward a performing career in music. All the while I kept coding on the side, building and maintaining websites for musical ensembles and small businesses. As a freelance soprano I've sung with ensembles across the US and been nominated for a Grammy award. This past summer I completed the intensive 8-week code immersion course at Tech Talent South, learning to make web apps with Ruby on Rails. I love designing and building apps, and I'm excited to apply my creativity and problem-solving skills to software development.

Technical Experience

Freelance Web Developer
August 2018-present

  • Develop websites for clients, including small businesses and musical ensembles
  • Advise clients on site/app architecture and design

Webmaster & Marketing Director
Canelo Hills Vineyard and Winery
August 2008-February 2013

  • Built and maintained company website
  • Wrote and designed monthly promotional emails and quarterly e-newsletter using Constant Contact
  • Coordinated and created content for social media campaigns
  • Designed promotional print materials including brochures, postcards, flyers and signs

Database Designer and Assistant General Manager
June 2003 – August 2004

  • Designed and built Microsoft Access database for enrollment
  • Managed enrollment; Created early childhood music curriculum

Other Experience

Teaching Instructor of Voice
East Carolina University
August 2013-present

  • Teach studio voice lessons to music majors, including vocal technique, repertoire, performance preparation, and professional discipline
  • Lead weekly interactive studio class

Freelance Soprano
Kathryn Mueller, soprano
May 2006-present

A singer “who thoroughly captures the imagination,” soprano Kathryn Mueller has appeared with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, Pacific Symphony, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Santa Fe Pro Musica, and Eastern Music Festival. Honors include a GRAMMY nomination for True Concord’s Far in the Heavens, and prizes from the Oratorio Society of New York's Solo Competition and Early Music America's Baroque Performance Competition. She was a vocal fellow at the Carmel Bach Festival and a soloist on Seraphic Fire’s best-selling Monteverdi Vespers of 1610.

Teaching Artist
Opening Minds Through the Arts | Tucson Unified School District
August 2004-May 2008

  • Team-taught integrated lessons to first-grade public school students, utilizing opera to enrich the mainstream curriculum and collaborating with classroom teachers
  • Developed weekly lesson plans targeting state standards for writing and the fine arts
  • Wrote, composed, rehearsed, and produced an original opera with each class of students


Tech Talent South
Code Immersion, 2018

Immersive 8-week web development course in Ruby on Rails, HTML/CSS, APIs and deployment

The University of Arizona
MM in Vocal Performance, 2006

Teaching assistanship: Teaching Artist in the Tucson public schools' Opening Minds Through the Arts Program

Brown University
BA in Music, 2001

Magna cum laude, with Honors (thesis: Mozart's Soubrettes)
Activities: University Chorus, Co-coordinator of Transfer Student peer counseling program


Static Websites | Go to Apps

HTML/CSS website

A multi-page Bootstrap site for a freelance musician, utlizing Bootstrap modals for image viewing

On GitHub
Freelance Writer
HTML/CSS website

A single-page site for a freelance writer, utlizing CSS Grid for layout and Bootsrap for nav bar

On GitHub
Casa Bilingüe
HTML/CSS website

A single-page Bootstrap site for a language school

On GitHub
Deployed on GitHub Pages

Web Applications

Lesson Notes
Ruby on Rails App

A tool for music teachers that keeps student information and lesson records, and delivers email reminders to student and teacher

Implemented Rails gems for authentication, markdown, and background tasks

On GitHub
Deployed on Heroku
Ruby on Rails App

A Twitter-like social media app for multiple users to share short posts, follow each other, and add hashtags

Implemented Rails gems for authentication, pagination, and image uploads

On GitHub
Deployed on Heroku
Clima Weather
Ruby on Rails App

A one-page web app that integrates the APIs from OpenWeatherMap and the EPA's Air Now to display the current weather and air quality for any US zipcode

On GitHub
Deployed on Heroku
Bus Tracker
Ruby on Rails App

A web app that integrates the APIs from Google Maps and Atlanta's MARTA bus system to show a user nearby buses in real time

Implemented Rails gems for geocoding and parsing the JSON returned object

On GitHub
Super Store
Ruby on Rails App

An online store that can keep track of inventory and accept payments using the Stripe API

Implemented Rails gems for authentication, authorization, and image upload

On GitHub


Contact Me

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