Selected Performance Experience

Opera & MT.

Zuniga Carmen (Bizet) Muddy River Opera Company
Bottom A Midsummer NIght's Dream (Britten) Lyric Theatre at Illinois
Marcello La bohème (Puccini) Muddy River Opera Company
Polyphemus Acis and Galatea (Händel) Concerto Urbano
Álvaro Florencia en el Amazonas (Catán) University of Illinois
Schaunard La bohème (Puccini) West Suburban Symphony
Émile de Becque South Pacific (Rodgers & Hammerstein) University of Illinois
Papageno Die Zauberflöte (Mozart) University of Illinois
Moralès Carmen (Bizet) Teatro de la Ópera de Puerto Rico
Poeta Prima la mùsica, poi le parole (Salieri) Festival de la Orquesta Juvenil de las Américas
Hidraot Armide (Lully) University of Illinois
Fiorello/Ufficiale Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) Compañía Lírica de Puerto Rico
Le Duc de Vérona Roméo et Juliette (Gounod) New Jersey Opera Theatre
Il conte di Ceprano Rigoletto (Verdi) Ópera de Puerto Rico
Sharpless Madama Butterfly (Puccini) University of Illinois
Dulcamara L'elisir d'amore (Donizetti) New Jersey Opera Theatre
Peter Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck) Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico
Der Steuermann Tristan und Isolde (Wagner) Teatro de la Ópera de Puerto Rico

Concert.

*Bass Soloist

Requiem (Mozart) Richard Robert Rossi, c | Eastern Symphony Orchestra; Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

*Faculty Solo Recital

Songs by de Falla, Ives, Poulenc & Schumann

With Liang-Yu Wang, piano; Faculty Solo Recital; COFAC Recital Hall, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

*Bass Soloist

Christmas Oratorio (Bach)

Susan Shoemaker, c | McDonough Choral Society, Macomb, IL

*Baritone Soloist

Christmas Oratorio (Saint-Säens)

Jan Lucie, c | First Presbyterian Church, Macomb, IL

Baritone Soloist

World Premiere of, "Im Nebel" (Kyong Mee Choi)

Carlos Carrillo, c | Illinois Modern Ensemble; Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL

Baritone Soloist

The Phantom of the Opera (Lloyd-Webber) selections

Stephen Alltop, c | Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, The Virginia Theater

Bass Soloist

Requiem (Mozart)

Christopher Hoster, c | Opus One Berks Chamber Choir | The Jesuit Center, Wernesville, PA

Baritone Soloist

Das Berliner Requiem (Weill)

Addison Youngblood, c | Smith Recital Hall, University of Illinois

Faculty

Solo Recital

Songs by Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, William Bolcom and Charles Ives

"Of Memories of Long Ago: A Recital of American Songs" with Beth Creighton, piano; Faculty Recital Series; Kaeuper Hall, Millikin University

Bass Soloist Requiem (Mozart)

Oratorio Society, Andrew Megill, c; Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana, IL

Baritone Soloist Ave maris stella (Monteverdi)

The Monadnock Chorus, Matthew Leese, c; Peterborough Town House, Peterborough, NH

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G, Op. 81 (Standford)
Fantasia on Christmas Carols (Vaughan Williams)
Bass Soloist

Missa Sancti Hieronymi (J.M. Haydn)

Angela Yang, c; McKinley Presbyterian Church, Champaign, IL

Baritone Soloist St. Francis in the Americas: A Caribbean Mass (McClure) First Presbyterian Church - Champaign, IL; Joe Grant, c
Bass Soloist Magnificat in D (with interpolations), (Bach) Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana; Chet Alwes, c

(*) upcoming | c = conductor

 

Education

DMA, Vocal Performance and Literature

Cognate Area: Science of the Singing Voice; Dissertation Topic: "A Graded Pedagogical List of Selected Songs by Charles Ives for Undergraduate Voice Study"

University of Illinois Present
Level One Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method Chicago Institute for Voice Care 2016
Certification in Vocology National Center for Voice and Speech at University of Utah 2015
MM, Vocal Performance and Literature University of Illinois 2008
BM, Voice - Magna cum laude Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico 2005

Awards

Graduate College Academic Excellence and Good Citizenship Award, 2015-16  University of Illinois
Excellence in Opera Performance Award, 2013-14 University of Illinois
Finalist, Krannert Debut Artist Award,  2013  University of Illinois
Joseph W. Schlanger Memorial Opera Scholarship, 2008  University of Illinois
Grace Elizabeth Wilson Memorial Award for Excellence in Singing, 2007 University of Illinois
Howard A. Stotler Graduate Fellowship, 2006-07  University of Illinois