Vocal Director

Cathy Lagrimas has been a music educator in the Hawaii Department of Education for the last 19 years. Being a Band, Chorus and Drama Director, Cathy's teaching philosophy is to build a community of successful members of society through music & the arts. Starting with piano at the age of 10, followed by the french horn in intermediate school, she rose through the ranks as one of the top instrumentalists in the state of Hawaii as a member of the Pearl City High School "Charger" Band and the Hawaii Youth Symphony I.

As a music education major at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Cathy expanded her musical chops as a vocalist with the university's prestigious Chamber Singers under the direction of Dr. Karen Kennedy and Hawaiian Chorus with Ms. Nola Nahulu, Director of Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus. During her university career, she was a substitute french horn musician with the Royal Hawaiian Band and Lead vocal & piano instructor at Hawaii MusicWorks. She began her musical theatre career as part of the pit orchestra, which includes: "Fiddler of the Roof," "My Fair Lady," "State Fair," and New Hope Christian Fellowship's "Two From Galilee."

Cathy is also a multi-Na Hoku Hanohano Award nominee as a musician and producer.