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"Ain't Misbehavin'" at Minnesota Opera's Resident Artist Cabaret 2016 Photo by Theresa Nelson Murray

"Ain't Misbehavin'" at Minnesota Opera's Resident Artist Cabaret 2016 Photo by Theresa Nelson Murray

"On the Sunny Side of the Street" with David Walton at Minnesota Opera's Resident Artist Cabaret 2016 Photo by Theresa Nelson Murray

"On the Sunny Side of the Street" with David Walton at Minnesota Opera's Resident Artist Cabaret 2016 Photo by Theresa Nelson Murray

OPERA ROLES

Upcoming Roles

Frasquita - Carmen - Lakes Area Music Festival

2017

Paula Jordan - Dinner at Eight (Bolcom) ° - Minnesota Opera

2016

Wendy Torrence * - The Shining (Moravec) ° - Minnesota Opera
First Wood Sprite - Rusalka - Minnesota Opera

2015

Pamina - Die Zauberflöte - Minnesota Opera
Echo - Ariadne auf Naxos - Minnesota Opera
Marie * - La fille du régiment - Mill City Summer Opera
Frasquita - Carmen - Minnesota Opera
Jocelyn Jordan * - The Manchurian Candidate (Puts) ° - Minnesota Opera
Adina * - L'elisir d'amore - Minnesota Opera

2014

Dew Fairy - Hänsel und Gretel - Minnesota Opera
Gretel * - Hänsel und Gretel - Minnesota Opera
Pamina - The Magic Flute - OK Mozart International Festival

2013

Gretel - Hansel and Gretel - Indiana University Opera Theater
Nannetta - Falstaff - Indiana University Opera Theater

2011

Musetta - La bohéme - Indiana University Opera Theater

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CONCERT WORKS

Soprano Soloist - Handel's Messiah - South Dakota Symphony
Soprano Soloist - Beethoven's Ninth Symphony - OK Mozart International Festival
Soprano Soloist - Haydn's Missa Sancti Nicolai - Indiana University


competitions / awards

2016

Mildred Miller International Voice Competition - Semifinalist
Piccola Opera Annual Opera Competition - 4th Place
MET National Council Auditions Minnesota District - Encouragement Award

2008-2015

Wilfred C. Bain Opera Scholarship Competition - Indiana University - 1st Place
Award in Honor of Patsy Rose Musser - Central City Opera
Schilling-Tourner Friends of Music Voice Scholarship - Indiana University
Artistic Excellence Award - Indiana University
Music Faculty Award - Indiana University
 


Training/ education

Minnesota Opera - 2014-2016
Central City Opera - 2013
MM in Vocal Performance - Indiana University - 2014
BM in Vocal Performance - Indiana University - 2012


Conductors

David Agler
Michael Christie
David Effron
Arthur Fagen
Constantine Kitsopoulos
Anne Manson

Directors

Michael Cavanagh
David Lefkowich
Tobias Ribitzki
Eric Simonson
Doug Varone
Tomer Zvulun

Teachers

George Smith
Teresa Kubiak
Carol Vaness

 

Coaches

Robert Ainsley
Lara Bolton
Mary Jo Gothmann
Dale Johnson
Eric McEnaney

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