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Planting the Singing Seed

As the daughter of two orchestral musicians at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, I am often asked if I sing as a result of my upbringing. I was undeniably inspired by the countless passionate performances I saw at the Civic Opera House, but I would not only credit my background for my motivation to pursue music. The need to sing is in my DNA, so growing up at the opera proved to me that all the captivating performers I witnessed onstage were real people, too; I was able to see from the wings backstage that these marvelous creatures who could bare their souls and fill a monstrous hall each night without amplification were just as human as me.

I think being so close to the action, practically alongside the players in the dugout, helped me to understand the concept of “vessel” from an early age.

So, why do I sing?

I sing because it’s the best way I know how to communicate with my fellow human beings, how to put some sort of honesty into our convoluted world, and how to reconnect with my own humanity. Each time I pick up a new piece of music, I find comfort in the fact that I experience life as viscerally as the characters on the page.

In my mind, there is no greater privilege than when a listener entrusts me with an open ear and an unguarded spirit. I can only hope that my career will be full of opportunities not only to engage, but to heal my audiences. I am distraught by the state of our world and often am helpless with the thought of how to make any impact whatsoever. In all honesty, I believe our world is in desperate need of a little light. We need to feel a sense of comfort and hope…and at times, we need to be challenged. My aspiration as a musician is simple: to be a light for whoever is listening.

Get To Know Olivia

Chicago-born soprano Olivia Boen is equally at home in traditional and contemporary repertoire. As a recipient of the Frank Huntington Beebe Fund for Musicians Grant, she is currently pursuing her Master of Music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. A frequent recitalist and advocate for the intimacy of song, she was a 2018 Vocal Fellow at Ravinia’s prestigious Steans Music Institute. As a current member of the ‘Side by Side’ project with The Prince Consort, a collaborative collective of singers and pianists pushing the interpretive boundaries of art songs, she will perform in a recital at the Wigmore Hall this spring. Duly committed to bringing modern compositions to life as well, she is a frequent collaborator with Guildhall’s Ubu Ensemble, a group focused on exploring often misunderstood music. On Oberlin’s 150th Anniversary Tour in 2016, Olivia performed the North American premiere of Jesse Jones’ One Bright Morning with the Contemporary Music Ensemble, a recording of which is due to be released on the Oberlin Music record label in 2019.

In 2016, Olivia was the youngest Gerdine Young Artist of the season at the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, where she performed selected scenes with the Saint Louis Symphony under the baton of Maestro Stephen Lord in their Center Stage Gala. During her undergraduate studies at Oberlin Conservatory, she appeared in leading roles for Alcina and Serse (Händel), Don Pasquale (Donizetti), Gianni Schicchi (Puccini), and Les Mamelles de Tirésias (Poulenc). She has participated in masterclasses with such renowned artists as Renée Fleming, Eric Owens, Helmut Deutsch, and Marilyn Horne. Olivia was awarded the 2018 First Place Lynne Cooper Harvey Prize at the Musicians Club of Women in Chicago and the 2017 overall winner for the Arden J. Yockey Scholarship for Performance at the Tuesday Musical Competition. This upcoming autumn, Olivia will continue her training on Guildhall’s esteemed Opera Course.

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Mike Telin; ClevelandClassical.com

“…Boen brought youthful passion to “Je veux vivre” from Charles Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette. Her pure tone carried beautifully into the hall. The soprano’s delivery of Rachmaninoff’s poignant Vocalise was infused with sorrow. Boen, a recent graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory, clearly has an instinct for the music of Richard Strauss, and her performance of Mädchenblumen was beguiling. Singing with a full-bodied, sparkling tone, the soprano brought charm to “Kornblumen” (cornflower), while “Mohnblumen” (poppy) was full of personality. Boen supplied the appropriate sense of sorrow to “Epheu” (ivy) and her delivery of “Wasserrose” (water lily) was captivating.” (source)

Mike Telin; ClevelandClassical.com

“Part of the fun of listening to concerts performed by young musicians is the chance to hear potential stars of the future. During the North American premiere of Jesse Jones’s engaging One Bright Morning, soprano Olivia Boen firmly established herself as someone to watch.” (source)

Gianna Rolandi; opera singer and former Director of the Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago 2006-2013

“Olivia is an enormously talented and innately musical singer with a beautiful voice and a solid technique. She also has excellent coloratura, impeccable rhythm and fantastic acting abilities. In addition, she is a sympathetic and supportive colleague…and probably one of the hardest working and most determined young singers I have known. One of her most distinctive gifts is the ability to actually say something with her use of language and expression, very unusual in such a young singer. I think she is destined for great things.”

Anna Fre; opera coach

“Olivia has a bright, clear, fresh and full-bodied soprano tone. She is able to move her voice without losing any quality, always with a great projection and maintaining the sparkle in it.”

Peter Slowik; Credo artistic director

“Olivia Boen’s clear, supple, yet powerful voice, her sincere and dignified stage presence, and her beautiful command of time and space have made her a favorite of Credo audiences in both Cleveland and Chicago. Working with her has been a delight, and I look forward to future collaboration!”

Candace Evans; opera director

“Olivia creates wonderful stage presence with her luminous voice and engaging acting abilities.”

Daniel Hathaway; ClevelandClassical.com

“Perhaps the most engaging work on the program, Jesse Jones’s One Bright Morning is based on a nonsense poem that purports to be a folk text. Soprano Olivia Boen, a third-year student of Daune Mahy, gave a distinguished U.S. premiere of this sprightly work. Singing brightly with crisp diction, Boen put across the silliness of the text (“One bright morning in the middle of the night, two dead boys got up to fight…”) with mock seriousness, supported by flute, piccolo, clarinet, bass clarinet, percussion (including an obligatory slapstick), piano, guitar, violin, cello, and bass.” (source)

CV

  • First Lady; Die Zauberflöte; Mozart; Verbier Festival Academy; 2019 (upcoming)
  • Ilia; Idoemeno (excerpt); Mozart; Guildhall Opera; 2019
  • Peaseblossom; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Benjamin Britten; Guildhall Opera; 2019
  • Agnès; Written on Skin (excerpt); George Benjamin; Guildhall Opera; 2018
  • Romilda; Serse, Händel; Oberlin in Italy; 2017
  • Thérèse; Les Mamelles de Tirésias, Poulenc; Oberlin Opera Theatre; 2016
  • Musetta (study cover); La Bohème, Puccini; Opera Theatre of St. Louis; 2016
  • Naiad (study cover); Ariadne auf Naxos, Strauss; Opera Theatre of St. Louis; 2016
  • Apparition 3; Macbeth, Verdi; Opera Theatre of St. Louis; 2016
  • Alcina; Alcina, Händel; Oberlin Opera Theatre; 2016
  • Norina; Don Pasquale, Donizetti; Oberlin in Italy; 2015
  • Lauretta; Gianni Schicchi, Donizetti; Oberlin in Italy; 2015
  • Cosette; Les Miserables, Schonberg; Oak Park & River Forest HS; 2013
  • Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem; Rotherhithe and Bermondsey Choral Society; St. James’ Church; 2019
  • Thomas Adès Life Story; Bread & Roses Pub; 2019
  • The Prince Consort Side-by-Side recital; Wigmore Hall; 2019
  • London Symphony Orchestra @ St. Luke’s Friday Lunchtime Recital; 2019
  • Award Winners in Recital sponsored by the Musicians Club of Women; Preston Bradley Hall in Chicago; 2018
  • Wolf’s “Kennst du das Land,” Schumann’s “Heiss mich nicht reden,” Schubert’s “Mignon und der Harfner,” Zelter’s “An Mignon;” Wilhelm Meister Recital; Guildhall School of Music and Drama; 2018
  • Berberian’s “Stripsody” and Weill’s “Nana’s Lied;” Ubu Ensemble; The Drawing Room in London; 2018
  • “Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé,” “La belle au bois dormant,” “Noel des enfants qui n’ont plus de maisons;” Debussy; Debussy’s Passions recital at Guildhall School of Music and Drama; 2018
  • “I Feel Pretty” and “Plum Pudding,” Leonard Bernstein; Bernstein and Friends concert at Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute; 2018
  • “Nightpiece,” George Antheil; 1918: The War to End All Wars at Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute; 2018
  • Joseph Marx songs; Singers Concert III at Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute; 2018
  • “Con que la lavaré” and “De los alamos vengo” from Cuatro madrigales amatorios, Joaquin Rodrigo; Classic Canciones from Spain and Latin America concert at Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute; 2018
  • “Anita’s Story” and “Dissenter of de Universe” from The Long View: A Portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Nine Songs, Patrice Michaels; Cedille Records Album Release Party; 2018
  • Leonard Bernstein selections; Life Trustee and Past Women’s Board Chair Dinner; Ravinia Festival; 2018
  • Bernstein, Debussy, Strauss; Musicians Club of Women Winner’s Concert; 2018
  • Mozart, Debussy, Schumann, Knussen, Bernstein; Benefit Recital at Lori’s Salon; 2018
  • “Anita’s Story” from The Long View: A Portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Nine Songs, Patrice Michaels; Musicians Club of Women; 2018
  • Gounod, Strauss, Rachmaninov; Prelude! 130th Anniversary Concert; Tuesday Musical Association; 2017
  • Lucia & Enrico Duet, Donizetti; Oberlin in Italy Gala; 2017
  • Lucia & Enrico Duet, Donizetti; Oberlin in Italy Scenes Concert; 2017
  • Caro Nome & Libiamo, Verdi; Cennina, Tuscany; 2017
  • The Body Electric, Jamie Leigh Sampson; soundSCAPE Festival; 2017
  • Don’t Blame Anyone, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez; soundSCAPE Festival; 2017
  • Souvenirs, Talia Amar; soundSCAPE Festival; 2017
  • Lulu’s Lied, Berg; soundSCAPE Festival; 2017
  • Black Anemones, Schwantner; Commencement Recital; Oberlin Conservatory; 2017
  • Mass, Sanctus & Agnus Dei, Daniel Karcher; Commencement Recital; Oberlin Conservatory of Music; 2017
  • Manon Saint Sulpice scene, Massenet; Oberlin Conservatory; Oberlin Opera Theatre; 2017
  • Senior Recital, Berg, Fauré, Strauss, Schwantner; Oberlin Conservatory of Music; 2017
  • Messiah, Händel; Grace Lutheran Church; Credo Music; 2016
  • La Cenerentola & Regina scenes; Opera Theatre of Saint Louis; Center Stage Gala; 2016
  • Dream House, Jonah Haven; Haven Senior Composition Recital; Oberlin Conservatory of Music; 2016
  • Bachianas Brasilerias no. 5 (arr. for bassoons), Villa-Lobos; Men Who Don’t Bite and Friends; Oberlin First Church, 2016
  • Junior Recital, Mozart, Poulenc, and Previn; Oberlin Conservatory of Music; 2016
  • One Bright Morning, Jones; Ganz Hall; Oberlin Conservatory 150th Anniversary Tour; 2016
  • Messiah, Händel; Grace Lutheran Church; Credo Music; 2015
  • Messiah, Händel; Oberlin Conservatory; Credo Music; 2015
  • One Bright Morning, Jones; Oberlin Conservatory; Contemporary Music Ensemble; 2015
  • Schumann Lieder; Oberlin Conservatory; Jonathan Boen Guest Recital; 2015
  • Don Pasquale selections; Cortona, Tuscany; Oberlin in Italy; 2015
  • Don Pasquale selections; Siena, Tuscany; Oberlin in Italy; 2015
  • Don Pasquale selections; Arezzo, Tuscany; Oberlin in Italy; 2015
  • Don Pasquale selections; Bucine, Tuscany; Oberlin in Italy; 2015
  • Five Songs, Shihui Yin; Oberlin Conservatory; Composition recital; 2015
  • Abduction Quartet, Mozart; Oberlin Conservatory; Oberlin Opera Theatre; 2015
  • Four Early Songs, Copland; Oberlin Conservatory; Voice Departmental; 2015
  • Messiah, Händel; Oberlin Conservatory; Credo Music; 2014
  • Messiah, Händel; Severance Hall; Credo Music; 2014
  • Liebeslieder, Brahms; Oberlin Conservatory; Oberlin College Choir; 2014
  • Foolish Heart, Weill; Oberlin Conservatory; Weill Cabaret; 2014
  • Italienisches Liederbuch, Wolf; Oberlin Conservatory; Voice Departmental; 2014
  • Songs From the Chinese, Britten; Oberlin Conservatory; Classical Guitar Ensemble; 2014
  • What Though That Light, Kramer; Oberlin Conservatory; Senior Composition Recital; 2014
  • Selected Italian songs and arias; Private Residence; Solo benefit recital; 2014
  • Selected Bach cantata arias; Boston, MA; Emmanuel Music; 2014
  • High School Senior Recital; Good Shepherd Church; Solo recital; 2013
  • Musical Theatre Cabaret; Logan Center; Chicago Children’s Choir concert; 2013
  • Chorale Fantasia, Beethoven; National Pastime Theatre; International Beethoven Festival; 2012
  • Chichester Psalms, Bernstein; Ravenna Festival, Tuscany; Chicago Children’s Choir Tour; 2012
  • Chichester Psalms, Bernstein; Preston Bradley Hall; Chicago Children’s Choir concert; 2012
  • High School Junior Recital; Private Residence; Joint recital; 2012
  • Rejoice in the Lamb, Britten; Preston Bradley Hall; Chicago Children’s Choir Concert; 2012
  • Chorale Fantasia, Beethoven; Harris Theater; Chicago Children’s Choir Concert; 2011
  • Carmina Burana, Orff; Oak Park & River Forest HS; Winter Choral Concert; 2011
  • Verbier Atelier Lyrique Combined Song and Opera Program; July-August 2019
  • Steans Institute of Music at the Ravinia Festival; Fellow; July-August 2018
  • Oberlin in Italy; Opera Division; June-July 2017
  • soundSCAPE Composition and Performance Exchange; June 2017
  • Opera Theatre of St. Louis; Gerdine Young Artist; April-July 2016
  • Oberlin in Italy; Opera Division; June-July 2015
  • Ryan Opera Center Internship; Lyric Opera of Chicago; January 2015
  • Oberlin in Italy; Opera Division; June-July 2014
  • Bach Institute; Emmanuel Music; January 2014
  • Vocal Academy for High School Students; Oberlin Conservatory; July 2012
  • MPulse Vocal Arts Institute; University of Michigan; July 2011
  • Lamont Summer Academy; University of Denver; June 2011
  • Bach Cantata Camp; Grace Lutheran Church; July 2010
  • Bach Cantata Camp; Grace Lutheran Church; July 2009
  • Church of the Ascension; 2017-2018
  • Opera Theatre of St. Louis; 2016
  • Oberlin College Choir; 2013-2015
  • Grant Park Music Festival Chorus; 2013
  • Chicago Children’s Choir Concert Choir; 2011-2013
  • Chicago Children’s Choir Voice of Chicago; 2012-2013
  • Oak Park & River Forest HS Madrigals Ensemble Leader; 2012-2013
  • Oak Park & River Forest HS Choirs; 2009-2013
  • Chicago Children’s Choir Italy Tour; 2012
  • Oak Park & River Forest HS Ireland Tour; 2012
  • Chicago Children’s Choir Madrigals; 2011-2012
  • Oak Park & River Forest HS Madrigals; 2009-2012
  • Oak Park & River Forest HS jazz ensembles; 2009-2011
  • Tobias Truniger; Guildhall School of Music and Drama; 2018
  • Helmut Deutsch; Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute; 2018
  • Miah Im; Oberlin in Italy; 2017
  • Marilyn Horne; Oberlin Conservatory, 2017
  • Erie Mills; Opera Theatre of Saint Louis; 2016
  • Eric Owens; Oberlin Conservatory; 2015
  • Enza Ferrari; Oberlin in Italy; 2015
  • Kevin Class; Oberlin in Italy; 2014
  • Renée Fleming; Lyric Opera of Chicago; 2013
  • Nicole Cabell; Chicago Children’s Choir; 2012
  • Frank Huntington Beebe Fund for Musicians; Recipient; 2018-2019
  • Musicians Club of Women; 1st Place Winner, Lynne Cooper Harvey Foundation Scholarship; 2018
  • North Shore Choral Society; 2nd Place Winner; 2018
  • Tuesday Musical Competition; All Divisions; 1st Place Winner; 2017
  • Tuesday Musical Competition; Voice Division; 1st Place Winner; 2017
  • Oberlin Conservatory Senior Concerto Competition; Finalist; 2016
  • The American Prize; College Art Song Division; National 2nd Place Winner; 2016
  • Oak Park Area Arts Council Scholarship; 2013
  • Chicago Federation of Musicians Scholarship; 2013
  • MacDowell Scholarship; 1st place winner; 2013
  • The American Prize; High School Division; National 2nd place winner; 2013
  • Bel Canto Foundation; All Divisions; Bravo Award; 2013
  • Bel Canto Foundation; Junior Division; Winner; 2013
  • Chicago Chapter NATS; High School Division; 2nd place winner; 2012
  • Classical Singer Competition; High School Division; National Semifinalist; 2012
  • Chicago Chapter NATS; High School Division; 3rd place winner; 2011
  • Ruby Philogene MBE; Guildhall School of Music and Drama; 2018-Present
  • Abbie Furmansky; Private studio; 2017-2018
  • Daune Mahy; Oberlin Conservatory; 2013-2017
  • Gianna Rolandi; Private studio; 2012-2017
  • Elizabeth Gottlieb; Private studio; 2008-2013
  • Bretton Brown
  • Sir Andrew Davis
  • Enza Ferrari
  • Anna Fre
  • Phillip Highfill
  • Danielle Orlando
  • Craig Terry
  • Emmanuel Villaume
  • 13 years of private piano study; 2000-2013
  • 8 years of private violin study; 2002-2010
+ Operatic & Musical Theatre Roles
  • First Lady; Die Zauberflöte; Mozart; Verbier Festival Academy; 2019 (upcoming)
  • Ilia; Idoemeno (excerpt); Mozart; Guildhall Opera; 2019
  • Peaseblossom; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Benjamin Britten; Guildhall Opera; 2019
  • Agnès; Written on Skin (excerpt); George Benjamin; Guildhall Opera; 2018
  • Romilda; Serse, Händel; Oberlin in Italy; 2017
  • Thérèse; Les Mamelles de Tirésias, Poulenc; Oberlin Opera Theatre; 2016
  • Musetta (study cover); La Bohème, Puccini; Opera Theatre of St. Louis; 2016
  • Naiad (study cover); Ariadne auf Naxos, Strauss; Opera Theatre of St. Louis; 2016
  • Apparition 3; Macbeth, Verdi; Opera Theatre of St. Louis; 2016
  • Alcina; Alcina, Händel; Oberlin Opera Theatre; 2016
  • Norina; Don Pasquale, Donizetti; Oberlin in Italy; 2015
  • Lauretta; Gianni Schicchi, Donizetti; Oberlin in Italy; 2015
  • Cosette; Les Miserables, Schonberg; Oak Park & River Forest HS; 2013
+ Soloist Experience
  • Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem; Rotherhithe and Bermondsey Choral Society; St. James’ Church; 2019
  • Thomas Adès Life Story; Bread & Roses Pub; 2019
  • The Prince Consort Side-by-Side recital; Wigmore Hall; 2019
  • London Symphony Orchestra @ St. Luke’s Friday Lunchtime Recital; 2019
  • Award Winners in Recital sponsored by the Musicians Club of Women; Preston Bradley Hall in Chicago; 2018
  • Wolf’s “Kennst du das Land,” Schumann’s “Heiss mich nicht reden,” Schubert’s “Mignon und der Harfner,” Zelter’s “An Mignon;” Wilhelm Meister Recital; Guildhall School of Music and Drama; 2018
  • Berberian’s “Stripsody” and Weill’s “Nana’s Lied;” Ubu Ensemble; The Drawing Room in London; 2018
  • “Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé,” “La belle au bois dormant,” “Noel des enfants qui n’ont plus de maisons;” Debussy; Debussy’s Passions recital at Guildhall School of Music and Drama; 2018
  • “I Feel Pretty” and “Plum Pudding,” Leonard Bernstein; Bernstein and Friends concert at Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute; 2018
  • “Nightpiece,” George Antheil; 1918: The War to End All Wars at Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute; 2018
  • Joseph Marx songs; Singers Concert III at Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute; 2018
  • “Con que la lavaré” and “De los alamos vengo” from Cuatro madrigales amatorios, Joaquin Rodrigo; Classic Canciones from Spain and Latin America concert at Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute; 2018
  • “Anita’s Story” and “Dissenter of de Universe” from The Long View: A Portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Nine Songs, Patrice Michaels; Cedille Records Album Release Party; 2018
  • Leonard Bernstein selections; Life Trustee and Past Women’s Board Chair Dinner; Ravinia Festival; 2018
  • Bernstein, Debussy, Strauss; Musicians Club of Women Winner’s Concert; 2018
  • Mozart, Debussy, Schumann, Knussen, Bernstein; Benefit Recital at Lori’s Salon; 2018
  • “Anita’s Story” from The Long View: A Portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Nine Songs, Patrice Michaels; Musicians Club of Women; 2018
  • Gounod, Strauss, Rachmaninov; Prelude! 130th Anniversary Concert; Tuesday Musical Association; 2017
  • Lucia & Enrico Duet, Donizetti; Oberlin in Italy Gala; 2017
  • Lucia & Enrico Duet, Donizetti; Oberlin in Italy Scenes Concert; 2017
  • Caro Nome & Libiamo, Verdi; Cennina, Tuscany; 2017
  • The Body Electric, Jamie Leigh Sampson; soundSCAPE Festival; 2017
  • Don’t Blame Anyone, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez; soundSCAPE Festival; 2017
  • Souvenirs, Talia Amar; soundSCAPE Festival; 2017
  • Lulu’s Lied, Berg; soundSCAPE Festival; 2017
  • Black Anemones, Schwantner; Commencement Recital; Oberlin Conservatory; 2017
  • Mass, Sanctus & Agnus Dei, Daniel Karcher; Commencement Recital; Oberlin Conservatory of Music; 2017
  • Manon Saint Sulpice scene, Massenet; Oberlin Conservatory; Oberlin Opera Theatre; 2017
  • Senior Recital, Berg, Fauré, Strauss, Schwantner; Oberlin Conservatory of Music; 2017
  • Messiah, Händel; Grace Lutheran Church; Credo Music; 2016
  • La Cenerentola & Regina scenes; Opera Theatre of Saint Louis; Center Stage Gala; 2016
  • Dream House, Jonah Haven; Haven Senior Composition Recital; Oberlin Conservatory of Music; 2016
  • Bachianas Brasilerias no. 5 (arr. for bassoons), Villa-Lobos; Men Who Don’t Bite and Friends; Oberlin First Church, 2016
  • Junior Recital, Mozart, Poulenc, and Previn; Oberlin Conservatory of Music; 2016
  • One Bright Morning, Jones; Ganz Hall; Oberlin Conservatory 150th Anniversary Tour; 2016
  • Messiah, Händel; Grace Lutheran Church; Credo Music; 2015
  • Messiah, Händel; Oberlin Conservatory; Credo Music; 2015
  • One Bright Morning, Jones; Oberlin Conservatory; Contemporary Music Ensemble; 2015
  • Schumann Lieder; Oberlin Conservatory; Jonathan Boen Guest Recital; 2015
  • Don Pasquale selections; Cortona, Tuscany; Oberlin in Italy; 2015
  • Don Pasquale selections; Siena, Tuscany; Oberlin in Italy; 2015
  • Don Pasquale selections; Arezzo, Tuscany; Oberlin in Italy; 2015
  • Don Pasquale selections; Bucine, Tuscany; Oberlin in Italy; 2015
  • Five Songs, Shihui Yin; Oberlin Conservatory; Composition recital; 2015
  • Abduction Quartet, Mozart; Oberlin Conservatory; Oberlin Opera Theatre; 2015
  • Four Early Songs, Copland; Oberlin Conservatory; Voice Departmental; 2015
  • Messiah, Händel; Oberlin Conservatory; Credo Music; 2014
  • Messiah, Händel; Severance Hall; Credo Music; 2014
  • Liebeslieder, Brahms; Oberlin Conservatory; Oberlin College Choir; 2014
  • Foolish Heart, Weill; Oberlin Conservatory; Weill Cabaret; 2014
  • Italienisches Liederbuch, Wolf; Oberlin Conservatory; Voice Departmental; 2014
  • Songs From the Chinese, Britten; Oberlin Conservatory; Classical Guitar Ensemble; 2014
  • What Though That Light, Kramer; Oberlin Conservatory; Senior Composition Recital; 2014
  • Selected Italian songs and arias; Private Residence; Solo benefit recital; 2014
  • Selected Bach cantata arias; Boston, MA; Emmanuel Music; 2014
  • High School Senior Recital; Good Shepherd Church; Solo recital; 2013
  • Musical Theatre Cabaret; Logan Center; Chicago Children’s Choir concert; 2013
  • Chorale Fantasia, Beethoven; National Pastime Theatre; International Beethoven Festival; 2012
  • Chichester Psalms, Bernstein; Ravenna Festival, Tuscany; Chicago Children’s Choir Tour; 2012
  • Chichester Psalms, Bernstein; Preston Bradley Hall; Chicago Children’s Choir concert; 2012
  • High School Junior Recital; Private Residence; Joint recital; 2012
  • Rejoice in the Lamb, Britten; Preston Bradley Hall; Chicago Children’s Choir Concert; 2012
  • Chorale Fantasia, Beethoven; Harris Theater; Chicago Children’s Choir Concert; 2011
  • Carmina Burana, Orff; Oak Park & River Forest HS; Winter Choral Concert; 2011
+ Music Festivals, Programs, & Training
  • Verbier Atelier Lyrique Combined Song and Opera Program; July-August 2019
  • Steans Institute of Music at the Ravinia Festival; Fellow; July-August 2018
  • Oberlin in Italy; Opera Division; June-July 2017
  • soundSCAPE Composition and Performance Exchange; June 2017
  • Opera Theatre of St. Louis; Gerdine Young Artist; April-July 2016
  • Oberlin in Italy; Opera Division; June-July 2015
  • Ryan Opera Center Internship; Lyric Opera of Chicago; January 2015
  • Oberlin in Italy; Opera Division; June-July 2014
  • Bach Institute; Emmanuel Music; January 2014
  • Vocal Academy for High School Students; Oberlin Conservatory; July 2012
  • MPulse Vocal Arts Institute; University of Michigan; July 2011
  • Lamont Summer Academy; University of Denver; June 2011
  • Bach Cantata Camp; Grace Lutheran Church; July 2010
  • Bach Cantata Camp; Grace Lutheran Church; July 2009
+ Choral Experience
  • Church of the Ascension; 2017-2018
  • Opera Theatre of St. Louis; 2016
  • Oberlin College Choir; 2013-2015
  • Grant Park Music Festival Chorus; 2013
  • Chicago Children’s Choir Concert Choir; 2011-2013
  • Chicago Children’s Choir Voice of Chicago; 2012-2013
  • Oak Park & River Forest HS Madrigals Ensemble Leader; 2012-2013
  • Oak Park & River Forest HS Choirs; 2009-2013
  • Chicago Children’s Choir Italy Tour; 2012
  • Oak Park & River Forest HS Ireland Tour; 2012
  • Chicago Children’s Choir Madrigals; 2011-2012
  • Oak Park & River Forest HS Madrigals; 2009-2012
  • Oak Park & River Forest HS jazz ensembles; 2009-2011
+ Masterclasses
  • Tobias Truniger; Guildhall School of Music and Drama; 2018
  • Helmut Deutsch; Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute; 2018
  • Miah Im; Oberlin in Italy; 2017
  • Marilyn Horne; Oberlin Conservatory, 2017
  • Erie Mills; Opera Theatre of Saint Louis; 2016
  • Eric Owens; Oberlin Conservatory; 2015
  • Enza Ferrari; Oberlin in Italy; 2015
  • Kevin Class; Oberlin in Italy; 2014
  • Renée Fleming; Lyric Opera of Chicago; 2013
  • Nicole Cabell; Chicago Children’s Choir; 2012
+ Competitions & Scholarships
  • Frank Huntington Beebe Fund for Musicians; Recipient; 2018-2019
  • Musicians Club of Women; 1st Place Winner, Lynne Cooper Harvey Foundation Scholarship; 2018
  • North Shore Choral Society; 2nd Place Winner; 2018
  • Tuesday Musical Competition; All Divisions; 1st Place Winner; 2017
  • Tuesday Musical Competition; Voice Division; 1st Place Winner; 2017
  • Oberlin Conservatory Senior Concerto Competition; Finalist; 2016
  • The American Prize; College Art Song Division; National 2nd Place Winner; 2016
  • Oak Park Area Arts Council Scholarship; 2013
  • Chicago Federation of Musicians Scholarship; 2013
  • MacDowell Scholarship; 1st place winner; 2013
  • The American Prize; High School Division; National 2nd place winner; 2013
  • Bel Canto Foundation; All Divisions; Bravo Award; 2013
  • Bel Canto Foundation; Junior Division; Winner; 2013
  • Chicago Chapter NATS; High School Division; 2nd place winner; 2012
  • Classical Singer Competition; High School Division; National Semifinalist; 2012
  • Chicago Chapter NATS; High School Division; 3rd place winner; 2011
+ Teachers
  • Ruby Philogene MBE; Guildhall School of Music and Drama; 2018-Present
  • Abbie Furmansky; Private studio; 2017-2018
  • Daune Mahy; Oberlin Conservatory; 2013-2017
  • Gianna Rolandi; Private studio; 2012-2017
  • Elizabeth Gottlieb; Private studio; 2008-2013
+ Coaches
  • Bretton Brown
  • Sir Andrew Davis
  • Enza Ferrari
  • Anna Fre
  • Phillip Highfill
  • Danielle Orlando
  • Craig Terry
  • Emmanuel Villaume
+ Related Skills
  • 13 years of private piano study; 2000-2013
  • 8 years of private violin study; 2002-2010
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