Notes by Kathryn Mulvihill


Kathryn Mulvihill


Teacher of Classics, Middle School


BA Yale University

Years at Trinity


Kathryn Mulvihill Receives Dedication

Kathryn Mulvihill Receives Dedication

Chris Schoberl, head of the Middle School, read the following dedication out loud during the final faculty and staff luncheon of the 2010-2011 academic year:

"Kate has been at Trinity for six years. This was her first teaching job. She and her husband are moving to Philadelphia for Carl’s one-year fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, so she is using it as a window to explore some long-standing interests. She will be working on two psychology research projects: one at the University of Pennsylvania that looks at worry in the brain and one at Swarthmore that targets early adolescent girls in schools.

"In addition, she will be taking psychology classes, and maybe some education classes, to follow up on an interest in psychology that has grown over her years at Trinity. She will continue to sing professionally in New York, (she has a premiere in December!) and hopes to build up some new contacts in Philadelphia. She also hopes to get back on the Schuylkill River, where I rowed in high school, and participate in some regattas.

Says Kate, 'I am heartbroken at leaving my students and colleagues at the best job I can imagine. Anyone who has made the 7th grade trip to the musical, Wicked, will recognize the lyric that sums it up for me: 'Because I knew you, I’ve been changed for good.''

"When speaking of Kate, her colleagues have said: 'I wish I could have had the opportunity to sit in on her classes.' She is filled with wisdom and kindness, not simply for her subject matter and her approach to children, but for her colleagues as well. She is thoughtful, smart, friendly, and instantly accessible to anyone needing her ear. Kate never lets anything ruffle her feathers. She is balanced, and strong, yet sensitive and a good listener. Whenever I need an extra shoulder or an extra ear, Kate is there for me, and my only hope is that I have somehow been a source of comfort and respite for her as much as she has been for me. Kate is a full on member of the community, a professional in every sense of the word, she always has the best interests of the students in mind, and a great heart to share with each of them."

Kathryn Mulvihill is Leaving Trinity

Kathryn Mulvihill is Leaving Trinity

Kate left Trinity at the end of the 2010-2011 academic year to accompany her husband-to-be as he begins a medical fellowship in Philadelphia.

Kathryn Mulvihill is Awarded a Scholarship and Engaged

Kathryn Mulvihill is Awarded a Scholarship and Engaged

In spring 2010, Kate was awarded the Rea Silvia Borza Scholarship of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece where she studied during the past summer. In August, she recorded “Shir Ha-Shirim,” a piece for an unaccompanied female vocal quintet for avant-garde composer John Zorn. She premiered the piece in New York in 2007 and has since toured with it in Paris and Milan. She also performed Zorn’s “Frammenti Del Sappho” at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College in November 2010.

Most importantly, Kate is engaged to her college classmate Karl Muchantef, and they will be married at the Yale Club on 8 January 2010.

Kathryn Mulvihill is Awarded a Masters Degree

Kathryn Mulvihill is Awarded a Masters Degree

Recently, after fours years of intensive study, Kate was awarded a masters degree in classics from Columbia University.