"this will definitely affect me for a lifetime."
WHAT WE DO
We believe performers learn best by doing.
Taking classes and voice lessons are essential for honing your craft, but putting those skills into practice is an experience that cannot be substituted.
We take your big dreams and we make them happen.
Specializing in one-of-a-kind, "living the dream" performances, On Stage Collective creates immersive theatrical experiences in exciting and memorable venues across the country.
BEHIND THE SCENES
With thriving private voice studios in Missouri and Tennessee, decades-long friends and former college roommates Heather McKenzie Patterson and Katherine Sandoval Taylor sought to create a performance opportunity for their students unlike anything they had ever experienced before. Combining their finely-honed crafts of vocal instruction and stage direction, Heather and Katherine believed that their students’ stage needed to be bigger and the lights brighter. On Stage Collective was born. Enter New York, New York.
Collaborating with the world-famous cabaret venue, Feinstein’s/54 Below, On Stage Collective’s inaugural performance was set for the bright lights, big city of New York, July 2020. With a full-slate of performers cast, rep selected and rehearsals ongoing, the show prep was in full swing - until the unexpected happened. COVID-19 took the globe and the performance world by surprise, forcing the cancellation
of the 2020 On Stage Collective debut.
Not to be deterred, On Stage Collective believed that even in the face of great adversity and long odds, out of every staggering challenge comes great opportunity -- opportunity for its incredibly talented and driven students and opportunity for other gifted singers - all of whom are starved for the stage and ready for the spotlight.
Katherine and Heather took the 2020 COVID downtime to keep dreaming big -- even bigger than before. Realizing that singers everywhere were impacted by the shutdown, they opened up auditions beyond their own studios and created something bigger, better, and even more immersive.
Now in partnership with incredible guest artists who are equally excited to collaborate with our casts,
On Stage Collective is poised to put YOU back where you belong.
WHO WE ARE
Katherine Sandoval Taylor
Heather McKenzie Patterson
A renowned performer of all musical styles, Katherine Sandoval Taylor, described by the Boston Globe as “stunning,” has appeared in jazz, oratorio, concert, musical theater, and opera performances throughout the country.
A graduate of The New England Conservatory (MM) and Furman University (BM), favorite roles performed include Maria, (West Side Story), Clara (The Light in the Piazza), Cosette (Les Mis), Emma (Jekyll & Hyde), Eliza (My Fair Lady), Anne (A Little Night Music), Guinevere (Camelot), Tuptim (The King and I), & Katherina Cavaliere (Amadeus).
With nearly 20 years of teaching experience, Katherine maintains a private voice and piano studio, KST Studio of Voice, of 100+ students in the Nashville area where she directs and produces unique, professional performance events every year.
Heather McKenzie Patterson, owner of Patterson Performing Arts in Saint Louis, has been teaching voice for nearly 20 years.
A graduate of Michigan State University (MM) and Furman University (BA), she made her solo performing debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City in 2017.
Favorite operatic roles performed include Musetta (La Bohème), Frasquita (Carmen), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare), Yum-Yum (The Mikado), Nella in (Gianni Schicchi), Emily (The Ballad of Baby Doe), and the title role in Manon.
In addition to her private voice studio, Heather has an accomplished teaching career at the college and university level- previously serving on voice faculty at University of Missouri, Principia College, and Michigan State University. She is proudly in her twelfth year as part of the voice faculty at Webster University.
NYC CABARET, JUNE 2023
We are currently casting both youth (ages 13+) and adults (18+) in FOREVER: A Cabaret at 54 Below!
Singers from across the country will deliver the songs of Jason Robert Brown, Stephen Schwartz, William Finn, Stephen Sondheim, and more! Featuring a dynamic cast of fresh talent, spanning generations and backgrounds, this cabaret examines why we spend our lives creating - because we must. And because now we know - music and theatre are more essential than ever.