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Paul Crabb, Prometheus Artistic Director and Conductor

R. Paul Crabb, is the founding Artistic Director and conductor of Prometheus. As Director of Choral Activities and Graduate Choral Studies at the University of Missouri, his choirs have been invited to perform at state, regional, and national conventions. International conducting and lecturing has taken him to Japan, Taiwan, China, Brazil, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Estonia, and throughout Western and Central Europe. He was the first American to serve as a Visiting Professor at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary, and at the University of Vienna’s Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst choral department. His frequent invitations overseas have led to multiple performances for his choral ensembles and graduate students. In December of 2017 Crabb organized a series of seminars and performances in Italy for graduate conducting students. In addition to being an active performer, MU recognized Crabb for their top teaching award — selected from over 2000 faculty across the campus — in 2012.


Emily Edgington Andrews, Prometheus Assistant Conductor

Long an advocate for quality musical arts in the community, Emily Edgington Andrews is extremely active in Columbia, working with children and adults at every level of their musical development. In 2013 Emily was appointed Artistic Director for the Columbia Chorale, and under her baton has helped to expand the non-profit organization to include more than 350 singers and eleven choral ensembles (including PROMETHEUS) under its new umbrella title Choral Arts Alliance of Missouri.

Emily joined the music faculty at the University of Missouri in 2015 as an Assistant Choral Director. Her role expanded in 2016 to also include the Director of Community Music Outreach, where she serves as a community liaison for the MU School of Music. She also teaches and conducts at Stephens College as an adjunct faculty member in the Performing Arts program. In addition to her work at the collegiate level, Emily enters her ninth year as one of the vocal music teachers at Columbia Independent School, the city’s only non-sectarian college preparatory campus, conducting two of the six ensembles for students in grades 4-12, and her twelfth year as conductor at the historic Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Columbia, MO, where she maintains a thriving music program, conducting the 45-member Adult Choir of volunteer and paid musicians.


SINGERS


Joshua Chism

Joshua Chism, a Southwest Missouri native, holds a BME and a BM–Composition degree from Missouri State University (2010) as well as an MM in Choral Conducting from the University of Missouri–Columbia (2019). He is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Oklahoma pursuing a PhD in Choral Pedagogy. Joshua has a wide range of professional experiences: teaching in the K–12 and higher education settings, composing, performing, conducting, and researching. His philosophy of music education hinges on the centrality of a quality and equitable music making process. His research has recently been presented at the NAfME Music Research and Teacher Education Conference, the Symposium on Research in Choral Singing, the Graduate Music Society Conference, and the Society for Music Teacher Education Conference. Joshua is also an avid church musician serving in numerous capacities in houses of worship. Visit his website at www.joshuachism.com for more information.

 

Katie Crawford, mezzo-soprano

Katie Crawford, mezzo-soprano, holds a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri – Kansas City and a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from St. Olaf College. She sings with the Missouri Choral Artists and the Grammy® Award–winning Kansas City Chorale. As a dedicated church musician, she is a regular cantor and soloist for weddings, funerals, and various religious services. When not singing (which is most of the time these days), she works in advertising.

 

Frank Fleschner, tenor

Tenor Frank Fleschner is an accomplished choral musician having just finished his sixteenth season with the Grammy Award-winning Kansas City Chorale.  His tenure with the Chorale has afforded him the opportunity to work closely with and debut works by several prominent composers such as Mark Hayes, René Clausen, and Eric Whitacre. As a soloist, Frank has appeared in Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Johannes-Passion (Evangelist), Mendelssohn’s Elijah and is the featured tenor soloist on the Kansas City Chorale’s Grammy Award-winning recording of Rachmaninoff’s All Night Vigil.  Frank graduated from Truman State University and currently resides in Kansas City with his wife, Lindsey, and sings at Asbury United Methodist Church in Prairie Village, KS.

 

Patrick Graham, baritone

Baritone Patrick Graham has been praised for his “vocal strength and beautiful tone” and for his “striking performance.” Graham recently made his professional debut in Opera Columbus’s production of La Boheme, featuring a new English libretto by American conductor and pianist Kathleen Kelly. Patrick is in his first year as a member of the Grammy-award winning Kansas City Chorale. Later this season, Patrick will debut a new song cycle by composer Hans Bridger Heruth with poetry by Billy Collins. He will return to mid-Missouri in November as the soloist on Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem with the University Philharmonic and Choral Union. Additionally, he is scheduled to sing Orgon in Landlocked Opera’s production of Kirke Mechem’s Tartuffe as part of “KC Molière Festival” in June 2022. Patrick is a proud graduate of the Eastman School of Music and the University of Missouri. He lives in Kansas City, where he currently serves as the Interim Artistic Director for First Act Theatre Arts, a community and youth theatre company.

 

Anna De Ocampo Kain

Anna De Ocampo Kain (she/her)  is a Chicago-based soprano, and native of Liberty, Missouri. Anna sings as a chorister with Chicago ensembles such as the Grant Park Music Festival, The William Ferris Chorale, and Chicago Choral Artists, and is a member of the 12-voice professional chorus at St. Chrysostom’s Episcopal Church in Chicago. Anna performs in the Chicagoland as a soloist with ensembles such as the early music collective, The Marion Consort, Micro Opera Ensemble, and Hearing in Color . She holds a Bachelor of Music with honors in Voice Performance and Music Education from DePaul University. Anna is a founding member of Kababayan Collective, a Chicagoland Filipino choral ensemble and broader arts organization advocating for the representation of Philippine music in the broader classical vocal canon. Anna was a performer and producer for Kababayan Collective’s inaugural virtual variety show, which premiered streaming live in January 2021, featuring Kundiman art song and remotely recorded choral performances of works by living Filipinx choral composers (bit.ly/kababayanwatch). Kababayan Chorale will be performing at the American Choral Director Association’s annual conference this October in Chicago. When not singing, Anna freelances as an early childhood music teacher and Realtor, and can typically be found antiquing or in the company of canines in her Portage Park, Chicago backyard.

 

Lindsey Lang, soprano

Soprano Lindsey Lang is noted for her bold interpretations of early music with a “tone [of] pure, radiant sunshine.”  She has appeared as a soloist with modern and period orchestras nation-wide and has sung in main-stage events for early music festivals in Berkley, Bloomington, New Brunswick, New York, and Quito, Ecuador.  She frequently performs locally as a guest artist with the Bach Aria Soloists and the Kansas City Baroque Consortium.  Lindsey is also an avid choral singer, and in addition to singing with Prometheus, she currently sings with the Kansas City Chorale under the direction of Charles Bruffy, with whom she has recorded several commercial albums, won two Best Choral Album Grammys, and is a featured soloist on the Grammy-winning CD “Life and Breath.”  Lindsey graduated with a Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Missouri in 2008 and then studied for two years at the Early Music Institute at Indiana University.  She currently resides in Kansas City with her singer husband and fellow Promethean Frank and is the Music Director at Asbury United Methodist Church and maintains an active performing career.

 

Gabriel Lewis-O’Connor

Gabriel Lewis-O’Connor balances a busy schedule as professional soloist and choral performer, daily meditator, conductor, avid amateur woodworker, father and husband.  Striving to bring humor, authenticity and emotion to all these passions is a lifelong pursuit.  Prior to his masters and doctoral studies in conducting at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Gabe sang for four years with the professional vocal ensemble Chanticleer, which crystalized his belief that relationships are the core of powerful music making.  Gabe received a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin and hails from Lawrence, Kansas, where he now lives with his wife Lauren, their feisty son Eamon and fiery daughter Celia. Gabe is the incoming artistic director for the Lawrence Children’s Choir, the choir that sparked his passion for choral music over 25 years ago.

 

Ariel Morris

Ariel Morris is a Lawrence-based soprano. She earned her Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Ariel performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Atlanta Symphony Chamber Chorus until moving to Kansas in 2017.  Currently, Ariel teaches voice at the Americana Music Academy in Lawrence and is honored to sing with the award-winning Kansas City Chorale. In early 2020, she performed “Queen of the Night” in Landlocked Opera’s production of The Magic Flute. Career highlights include performances at Basilica Sancti Petri in Vatican City, Basilica di San Marco in Venice, the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré in Quebec, IU’s Opera Theatre, and Carnegie Hall.

 

Christine Jarquio Nichols, mezzo-soprano

Christine Jarquio Nichols is an active music educator, singer, conductor, and collaborative pianist. She is the vocal arts director at Columbia Independent School and the Director of Music Liturgy at Sacred Heart Church. Christine has music directed shows with the University of Missouri’s Theatre Department and Summer Repertory Theatre, Columbia Entertainment Company, and Maplewood Barn Theatre. She is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Vox Nova (VoxNovaComo.org). Her passion for singing choral music is realized in professional choral ensembles Prometheus, Vox Nova, and Pro-Arte of St. Louis. She also maintains a small private voice studio. Christine holds a dual Master of Music in Voice Performance and Choral Conducting, and a Bachelor of Science in Vocal Music Education. Outside of music and teaching, Christine loves to travel with her husband, Jay; run on the beautiful Columbia trails; and cook and eat any and all varieties of food.

 

David Pelino

David Pelino, tenor, is currently finishing his Master of Music in Vocal Performance at the University of Missouri. David has won numerous singing awards, such as placing first in the Central NATS Regional Upper Division competition, receiving first in the the Grady-Rayam Upper Division Negro Spiritual Prize, and being a finalist for the NATS national competition. Equally comfortable in solo and in choral settings, David has had a varied performing career. Having had the opportunity to sing in such places as Medellín, Colombia, David is no stranger to diverse styles of music. He has been a part of ensembles such as the University of Florida’s Brazilian Music Institute, Jazz Choir, and Concert Choir, as well as the University of Missouri’s Men’s Glee Club and University Singers. As a solo performer, David has been featured as the tenor soloist in performances of Theodore Dubois’s The Seven Last Words of Christ and the Evangelist in J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion.

 

Marques Jerrell Ruff

Marques Jerrell Ruff is a versatile and dynamic bass-baritone who has travelled the globe concertizing and presenting conducting and vocal masterclasses. Ruff, a former member of the Grammy Award winning ensemble, Chanticleer, “has a voice that has power, clarity and brilliant shades of color.” (The Hartford Courant). He has sung with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale (Joshua Habermann) and has also conducted the Missouri Choral Artists in a concert program he designed entitled “Made in America: A Choral Tapestry.” This season Ruff will debut with EXIGENCE (Eugene Rogers) and VAE Cincinnati (Craig Hella Johnson). Marques is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University where he studied Music Education and Voice Performance. He also holds dual Master of Music degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia. This Fall, he will begin his PhD studies in Music Education with an emphasis in Choral Conducting at Florida State University.

 

Cat Sandstedt

Cat Sandstedt, Coloratura Soprano, is a New York based musician pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance at Stony Brook University, where she studies voice with soprano, Brenda Harris. Ms. Sandstedt has performed many operatic roles, some including Dialogues des Carmélites (Blanche), Impressions de Pelléas (Mélisande), Il re pastore (Elisa), Le Nozze di Figaro (Susanna), Gianni Schicchi (Nella) and The Crucible (Mary Warren). Ms. Sandstedt also loves to teach voice lessons, which she does at Suffolk County Community College and Sound Beach Music on Long Island. Ms. Sandstedt has competed in many competitions and was a winner and soloist for the North Shore Choir Competition in 2019; placed top 10 in the Kentucky Bach Choir Competition in 2016; and placed 2nd in the Senior Women division at the 2015 National level of National Association of Teachers of Singing.

 

Nickolas Stoppel, bass-baritone

Nick Stoppel, is a multi-talented musician excelling in a variety of arenas from classical choral music to video game soundtracks. As a native of Kansas City, he continues to contribute across America and around the world both as a soloist and group member. Nick has been privileged to be a featured soloist on illustrious stages around the world including the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Kings Place in London, the Maihama Amphitheater at Disney Tokyo and the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri. In December of 2018 he released his first Christmas album The Season of Light, which charted on the Official iTunes Top 100 Christmas Albums as well as the Top 15 New Christmas Albums of 2018 on iTunes. For six seasons, Nick was been a member of the Kansas City Chorale performing across the United States and Canada. Nick was privileged to be a part of the Chorale’s recording, Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil, which won the 2015 GRAMMY® Award for Best Choral Performance. While based in Kansas City he also records and tours internationally with the Irish chorus, Anúna. As a member of Anúna his voice can be heard on multiple recording projects. He has appeared on tours throughout the United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, Italy, Iceland, Japan and China as well as performing on national television and radio in the Netherlands.

 

Alyssa Toepfer

Soprano Alyssa Toepfer has been praised as a performer with “unbridled dexterity” (Kansas City Star) and a “marvelous, soaring tone” (KC Metropolis). Highlights from recent seasons include Musetta (La bohéme) with Opera180, Littler Daughter (Proving Up) with Ad Astra Music Festival, and premiering the role of Dora in the new opera Our Trudy, also with the Ad Astra Music Festival. She was scheduled to sing the soprano solos in Mozart’s Requiem with the Savannah Philharmonic in Savannah, GA in the spring of 2020, but it was unfortunately canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Additional stage credits include Jemmy (Guillaume Tell) with Wichita Grand Opera, Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) with the South Dakota Symphony, and Gretel (Hӓnsel und Gretel) with Opera Omaha. Alyssa was a regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Born and raised in Sioux Falls, SD, she completed a BA in Music at Augustana University and a MM at The University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music. She lives in Kansas City with her husband Alex, teaches voice at Benedictine College, and sings in the Kansas City Chorale. Visit alyssatoepfersoprano.com for more information.


PAST SINGERS


Robert E. Battle, Jr., Countertenor

Joining Prometheus for his first season, Robert Battle is no stranger to a diversity of genres. Originally from St. Louis, MO, Robert holds a Master of Public Affairs degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the Conservatory of Music & Dance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Robert sang for many seasons with the Kantorei of Kansas City ensemble, the Kansas City Symphony Chorus under Charles Bruffy, and currently sings with the Vox Nova of Columbia ensemble. Employed by Columbia Public Schools, Robert teaches vocal music at John B. Lange Middle School and is the co-artistic director of the Columbia Public Schools 5th Grade Honors Choir, a 130-member ensemble of young singers. When not singing, Robert is song writing, playing organ, cooking, gardening, serving on nonprofit boards, reading short stories by David Sedaris, or hanging with his partner Ted and their miniature schnauzer, Oscar.

 

Eric Dalbey, countertenor

Eric Dalbey is a voice instructor at Webster University and Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, Missouri.  He is a prominent vocalist in the St. Louis area and currently sings in Vocal Spectrum, the 2006 International Men’s Quartet Champions, as well as several other vocal groups such as Prometheus, the Ambassadors of Harmony and Pro-Arte St. Louis.  Singing in these groups have given him many opportunities to teach and perform in places like China, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Sweden, Germany, Spain and Israel.  He has also had the privilege of sharing the stage with the Beijing Symphony Orchestra as well as Dick Van Dyke, Take 6 and David Phelps. Eric has also had the privilege of making the final callbacks as countertenor for the Grammy Award-winning group Chanticleer. Eric holds a Master of Arts degree in Music and Worship from Covenant Theological Seminary, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Vocal Performance and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Lindenwood University.  In his spare time, Eric enjoys traveling to new places and experiencing their food, drink, music and people. Eric and his wife, Elizabeth, are excited to welcome their second child this December!

Jeffrey Howe, Tenor

Jeffrey Howe has been featured extensively as both chorister and soloist with several ensembles throughout the country.  Jeffrey attended William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri and studied voice with Jay Carter and conducting with Anthony Maglione. During his studies in the Kansas City area Jeffrey sang with several professional ensembles, including Kantorei of Kansas City, Te Deum, and the Kansas City Chorale, where he appeared as a vocalist on their 2016 Grammy-winning album, Rachmaninov All-Night Vigil. Jeffrey currently lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Sarah Tannehill Anderson

After years of travel and hard work as an opera singer, Sarah Tannehill Anderson is proud to make her home in Kansas City, singing the music she loves the most with the people she loves the most.  

Current collaborations include the Bach Aria Soloists, Lyric Arts Trio, Trio Allegresse, Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, and the Grammy® Award-winning Kansas City Chorale.  
2018 marks the first year of her new underground concert series, The Society of Song ~ visit thesocietyofsong.com.  

Sarah is also the creator of RAISE YOUR VOICE, KC ~ a program that provides instructional tools and inspirational support for singers. You can find her workshops, videos, and warm-up CDs at raiseyourvoicekc.com.

Nathan Ward

Missourian tenor Nathan Ward comes from an eclectic musical background, drawing on his study of piano, cello, and composition to inform his singing.  A 2017-18 Young Artist with Opera Colorado, he received his master’s degree in 2016 at the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music while studying under Karen Brunssen. There he played Sam Polk in Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah, Basilio in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Howard Boucher in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, and Richard Dauntless in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore. He also collaborated as a soloist in Mozart’s Requiem, Kile Smith’s Vespers with the Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble, and Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings. In the summer of 2016, he sang Sheldon in Later the Same Evening as a Bonfils-Stanton studio artist. This summer he returned to Central City Opera as an apprentice, singing Remendado in Carmen and Tom in Amy Beach’s only opera, Cabildo. Upcoming performances include Fenton and Bardolfo in Verdi’s Falstaff and Rudi Acohen in Gerald Cohen’s world premiere, Steal a Pencil for Me.

Edward Straub  

Edward Straub, baritone, grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and sang under the direction of Dr. Harrison “Bud” Boughton during his studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He sang with the acclaimed Simon Carrington Chamber Singers for four seasons and was also a member of the Kansas City Collegium Vocale and Cerulean chamber ensembles, both under the direction of Dr. Ryan Board. He now sings regularly with Prometheus, and for the past two summers he has been honored to sing as a Fellow of the Yale University Norfolk Chamber Music Festival in upstate Connecticut. As a soloist, he has lent his voice to many Kansas City area productions, such as the role of Jesus in the Matthäus-Passion of Heinrich Schütz, conducted by Joshua Maize, and for three years as the bass soloist in Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral’s annual presentation of Handel’s Messiah (complete). A Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, Straub received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He is employed as a Technical Lead Design Engineer in the Aviation division of Garmin International in Olathe, Kansas. He currently lives part-time in the Kansas City area, as well as in Santa Barbara, California, where he is assisting Garmin in a new technology development role.

Christina Casey

Promising lyric mezzo soprano Christina Casey Ray is “home” in Kansas City, MO where she is currently pursuing an Artist Diploma at the University of Missouri-Kansas City with Dr. Aidan Soder. Ms. Casey has been recently seen in the roles of Rosina in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia with Opera in the Ozarks, and Hänsel from Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel with UMKC Opera. This fall, Ms. Casey will portray the role of Ramiro in Mozart’s La finta giardiniera, as well as make her professional debut in the chorus of the Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s Madama Butterfly. Ms. Casey has sung with professional choirs all around the United States, including American Prize Award-winning ensemble Vox Nova. Ms. Casey also maintains a highly sought out voice studio at Music/Arts Institute in Independence, MO. She is also the co-founder of Kansas City’s newest opera company, Landlocked Opera. To learn more about upcoming performances, visit christinacaseymezzo.com.

Arwen Myers, soprano

Praised for her “crystalline tone and delicate passagework” (San Francisco Chronicle), soprano Arwen Myers is quickly gaining a reputation as a captivating & sensitive interpreter of repertoire spanning from early to new music. A versatile artist equally comfortable in oratorio, chamber music, and on stage, she has performed major works with Portland Baroque Orchestra, Early Music Vancouver, Pacific Musicworks, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, among others. Recent & upcoming season highlights include Handel with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Oregon Bach Festival; Bach oratorios and Purcell & Dowland songs with Portland Baroque Orchestra; Vivaldi, Monteverdi, and Gabrieli with Early Music Vancouver; world premiere performances & recordings by Robert Kyr, Zachary Wadsworth, J.J. Wright, and Michel Petrossian; and Handel Semele (title role) with American Bach Soloists Academy. An enthusiastic collaborator, she has appeared with some of the nation’s premiere chamber ensembles, including featured solo appearances with Seraphic Fire, Bach Akademie Charlotte, and Cappella Romana, and she is a founding member of Prometheus. A native of Augusta, GA, Arwen holds degrees from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and currently serves as Director of Communications & Marketing at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral and co-manager of the Royal School of Church Music Pacific Northwest in Portland, OR. Arwen is an active freelance artist across the United States & beyond. Learn more at arwenmyerssoprano.com.

Kyle Stegall, tenor

Internationally acclaimed tenor Kyle Stegall is a graduate of the Universities of Missouri, Michigan, and Yale.  While a student at MU, he was a pupil of Ann Harrell, and shortly after graduation he founded Prometheus: An American Vocal Consort.

Kyle is active throughout each year as a recitalist, chamber musician, and concert soloist.  Engagements this season have included performances with Antiqva Panama, The Boulder Philharmonic, Seraphic Fire, the Bach Society of St. Louis, and many more. Known for his attention to style and detail, Kyle is especially in demand in music of the French and German baroque.  His New York performance of Charpentier’s Actéon with William Christie was called “intense and convincing” by Seen and Heard International, and he was praised by the NY Times for his “lovely tone and ardent expression” when he made his Lincoln Center debut as the evangelist in Bach’s Johannes Passion under the direction of Masaaki Suzuki.

This season the American Bach Soloists release their Blu-Ray DVD of Handel’s Messiah from Grace Cathedral, in which Kyle is featured as tenor soloist. Upcoming engagements include recital appearances at the Melbourne Recital Center, The Center for British Art in New Haven, and a tour of China as Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte.  When not performing, Kyle maintains a private voice studio in San Francisco.  

Timothy Whipple, baritone

Timothy Whipple, baritone, holds the Master of Music degree in Vocal Pedagogy from the New England Conservatory of Music and the Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Missouri. Last year, he performed as the baritone soloist for the Choral Arts Alliance of Missouri’s performance of the Duruflé Requiem. He has appeared with the Boston Metro Opera, Boston Opera Collaborative, Carr Collegium, Copley Singers, Meravelha Singers, New England Conservatory Opera Theatre, and Zefiro Singers. He served as the Director of Vocal Studies for the Boston City Singers for over eight years—providing vocal instruction to over fifty middle school and high school-aged students in the Boston area—before ditching the cold and moving to southern California, where he has yet to pick up the art of the surfboard.

Tâmila Freitas

Tâmila Freitas, mezzo soprano, is from Manaus, Amazon, Brazil. She is completing her double Master’s degree in flute and voice performance at the University of Missouri, with Professors Alice Dade and Christine Seitz. As a singer, she sings in the University Singers directed by Dr. R Paul Crabb. She sang in many choirs in Brazil: Madrigal Amazonas at State University of Amazon, EMMSP Adult Choir in São Paulo, Madrigal Le Nuove Musique and Coral Lirico Paulistano at Municipal Theater of São Paulo with the conductors Maíra Ferreira (Brazil) and Naomi Munakata (Japan). She worked at São Paulo Academic Choir (OSESP) with the conductors Maestro Marcos Thadeu, Valentina Peleggi and Marin Alsop. She studied voice at Tatuí Music Conservatory with Rosemeire Moreira (Brazil) and Cristine Bello Guse (Brazil), and after at Escola Municipal do Estado de São Paulo with Maria Lucia Waldow (Brazil). She graduated the course Opera Performer in Sorocaba-São Paulo in 2013. Freitas was invited to attend the 1st Winter Choir Festival at Campos do Jordão in 2014. She was member of the 3rd Vocal Academy in Trancoso/Bahia in 2017 and 2018 (Chorakademie Lübek) performing the Opera Porgy and Bass, Carmina Burana and significant choir pieces with the conductors Wolfgang Roese and Rolf Lännerberg, where she studied with Marcel Boone (Switzerland). She worked in the Choir in the Londrina Music Festival in 2017, and in the same year she performed a solo with Hesperides Vocal Ensemble. As a soloist, she has performed Erik Esenvalds on December 2017 at the São Paulo Theater, and the Miserere by Gregorio Allegri at São Paulo Concert Hall in 2018. This year, she also performed the alto solo in the Bach cantata N. 182 with the Bach Collegium Choir on the Odyssey Music Series, and she will sing the alto solos in the Mozart Requiem with the Choral Union, both performances under the direction of R. Paul Crabb.