Katherine McDaniel,

Founder and Director of Synkroniciti,

is a classically trained opera singer who has appeared onstage at Houston Grand Opera and has collaborated with numerous artists in Houston, New York, and Florida. She was Program Director and a founding member at RESONANZ, a summer festival for opera singers and the brainchild of former Metropolitan Opera and Lindemann Artist Heidi Skok. Katherine’s first creative venture was The Other Woman with ChiaroScuro Vocal Ensemble, an innovative blend of opera arias, ensembles and her own original poetry, a set now known as Fractures.

In 2012, Katherine had three poems commissioned by Houston Grand Opera for Houston Artists Respond, part of the Home and Place Initiative of HGOco. Nubia’s Shoes, Yo soy un Corazòn and Drumming were inspired by videos of senior adults at Baker Ripley Community Center in Houston. The poems tell the stories of Latin American women who immigrated to the United States. She later produced the video poems Mirage and Alouette, the Femmebot.

Katherine is thrilled to edit Synkroniciti Magazine, which publishes a wide swathe of work across the performing, literary and visual arts spectrum arranged around a theme. Her serial novel, Beloved’s Journey, appears in the back of each issue. She also paints and creates multi-media works, as well as photography. Since the pandemic ended, she has been in demand for her Faerie House and Garden workshops.

After experiencing the Tax Day Flood of 2016 and Hurricane Harvey, Katherine is very glad to be in a new home that does not threaten to flood every time it rains and is more determined than ever to devote precious time to the development of Synkroniciti.

Katherine is committed to bringing out the creative side of the performing arts and creating partnerships and collaborations between different types of artists in order to explore and enhance our modern world.

You can read about Katherine’s story here in an article from VoyageHouston Magazine.

You can also listen to an interview with Katherine from the PoArtMo Show with David Ellis and Cendrine Marrouat here.