Mae Karthauser has 18 years of vocal experience covering classical, jazz, popular styles alongside some training in world music (North Indian, Bulgarian, Javanese, West African) and Alexander Technique. She was awarded ABRSM Grade 8 distinction in classical voice and received a First Class honours from Dartington College of Arts in 2009 – as well as also studying for a year at California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles (comprising a four year degree) with voice teacher Kate Conklin.
Since 2008, Mae has been touring professionally in Europe and America both solo, in bands and also with contemporary circus, theatre and spoken word. This has also included performing live on BBC One for The One Show in 2017 with aerial circus stunts men The Flying Frenchies, two times performing at Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Arts, in addition to supporting James Brown saxophonist Peewee Ellis, in funk/ dance band The Sungroove Messengers.
Beyond releasing three albums of her own, she has performed and recorded regularly in several other projects including session work. She continues to perform in Europe and collaborate with contemporary circus companies in France and Sweden (9.81, Flying Frenchies, Cirkus Nikolajeff).
Mae began playing piano at 5 years old under the instruction of her mother and is mostly self taught, although was required to take ABRSM Grade 5 exam in Classical piano for music college. She learned violin for 11 years. Mae started teaching singing back in 2008 and since then has also taught groups and choirs at Stagecoach Performing Arts school in Plymouth, working with children as young as four, right up to performing adults and retired amateurs.
* BA (hons) Music International (Performance) 1:1
* Working towards CME (Trinity College, London); Certificate for Music Educators July 2019.
* Enhanced DBS certification
* Child Protection in Education (Music) Level 2, 2018