About Caitleen Kahn

Chicago-based soprano and arts administrator Caitleen Kahn is a passionate and communicative performer, devoted to facilitating universal access to the arts. Now leading Lynx Project as executive director, she has successfully spearheaded and performed in initiatives such as Tangled Webs, Snapshots of Every Voice, and the groundbreaking Autism Advocacy Project, subject of a 2018 documentary by Tom Purdy.

Caitleen currently volunteers with Chicago Arts and Music Project as a violin instructor. She was a 2017 participant in Marilyn Horne's The Song Continues program at Carnegie Hall, a 2016 Byron Fellow, a 2016 scholarship recipient at the SAVVY Arts Venture Challenge, and the 2015 recipient of the Catherine Filene Shouse Fellowship. 

During her time in New York City, Caitleen was Administrative Coordinator of UpBeat NYC, a free El Sistema-inspired music program for children in the South Bronx, and Operations Director of Musicambia, a non-profit that is creating music conservatories in the prison system.


When she’s not singing or “administrating,” Caitleen enjoys running competitively, playing and teaching violin, baking, and exploring.

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caitleen@lynxproject.org  |  513-443-2459