Kathryn Lounsbery is a Los Angeles-based pianist, comedian, music director, composer, arranger, and Green Bay Packers fan. She is also a member of Triple A. She is currently touring with her live show "Kathryn Lounsbery Presents Kathryn Lounsbery." As a comedian, Kathryn has appeared at The Laugh Factory, The Improv, The Comedy Store, 54 Below, and The Hollywood Fringe Festival. She has accompanied many improv groups including Off the Wall, LA’s oldest improv group. Her musical comedy videos have been shown in film festivals across the U.S. and around the world including New Zealand, Mumbai, Australia, and all over Europe.
She has music-directed countless shows including “Little Shop of Horrors,” “The Fantasticks,” “The Gondoliers,” “Hairspray,” “Legally Blonde,” “Cabaret,” and most recently was the music director for the world premiere of "Primal Scream," a new musical written by famed music producer David Foster and the creator of Primal Scream therapy, Dr. Arthur Janov.
Kathryn is an endorsed keyboard artist with Roland.
For seven years, she was the Keyboard Pop Editor for Alfred Music Publishing, the world’s largest educational music publisher. She had several works published through Alfred including the Easy Piano Selections from “Sweeney Todd” for which the arrangements were personally approved by Stephen Sondheim.
She grew up steeped in culture. Her mother was a concert manager at the Pabst Theatre and later ran the Skylight Opera Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her father played French horn in The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. As a result, Kathryn was a theater rat, fortunate to meet the likes of Yo Yo Ma, Philip Glass, Dave Brubeck, Ton Koopman, and the Modern Jazz Quartet. She formed her first band “HOT TAR IN THE STREETS” at age 5 with best friend Oliver Schowalter-Hay. HTITS morphed into “THE MODERN JAZZ TRIO” when trumpeter Dave Jorgensen (now of the wildly successful band “Blind Pilot”) joined. At age 13, she performed in a master class with acclaimed concert pianist Yefim Bronfman who praised her interpretation of Beethoven. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Piano Performance with Honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she studied under Professor Martha Fischer. While at Madison she won the Beethoven Competition and was also the Grand Prize Winner in the state-wide Harold Levin Competition, open to all instrumentalists and vocalists. She received her Master’s Degree in Keyboard Collaborative Arts from the University of Southern California where she studied under Dr. Alan Smith. She attended USC on a full scholarship and served as a teaching assistant for their opera program.
Her 6.1 pound dog, Twiggy Amiracle Lounsbery, is the apple of her eye.