Artist in Residence
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Music
Biography:Mezzo-soprano. B.M., University of Northern Iowa; M.M., Indiana University; Artist Diploma, Vocal Performance, Yale University. Additional training as a Natchez Opera Festival Young Artist and as an apprentice artist at the Santa Fe Opera and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Since 2000, she has served as professional chorister at St. Bartholomew’s Church and with New York Choral Artists and the Collegiate Chorale, all in New York City. In 2012, she performed as a soloist at Alice Tully Hall in New York; OK Mozart Festival in Bartlesville, Oklahoma; and Bard Music Festival; and with the Collegiate Chorale and Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta conducting, in concerts in Tel Aviv, Saltzburg, and Vienna. Recordings include With Peace in Mind: The Choral Music of Nancy Wertsch, New York Virtuoso Singers; Kurt Weill’s Knickerbocker Holiday, Collegiate Chorale, conducted by James Bagwell; and Richard Strauss’s Die ägyptische Helena, American Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leon Botstein; among others. She previously taught voice at Yale University, Indiana University Bloomington, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy. At Bard since 2012.