Ava Borowski, soprano, is a second year Master’s student earning her degree in Performance and Pedagogy in the studio of Mr. Randall Scarlata. Ms. Borowski is singing “Fiordiligi” in Mozart’s, Cosi fan tutte, with Peabody Opera (Fall 2020). She also covered the role of “Magda” in Puccini’s, La Rondine, with Peabody Opera in the Spring of 2020. Ms. Borowski is scheduled to make her debut in the role of “Donna Anna” in Mozart’s, Don Giovanni, in July, 2021 at the Estate Theater in Prague. She will also be singing the role of “Wellgunde” in Wagner’s, Das Rheingold, with LAH-SOW Portland in August, 2021. Ms. Borowski is a recipient of the Artistic Excellence award, the Claire & Allan Jensen Endowed Scholarship, and the Anger Hamerick and Sidney Lanier General Scholarship from the Peabody Conservatory.
A native of Wilmington, DE, Ms. Borowski started her career singing as a cantor and choir member in her home church before starting formal voice lessons. She also earned her B.M. in Performance at Ithaca College.
Isaac Chapelle is a Tenor from Portland, Oregon, and has studied voice since 2013. Isaac was awarded a scholarship from The Monday Morning Music Club in 2018, and was a winner of the Metropolitan Young Artists Competition in 2019. Isaac was a member of Pacific Youth Choir from 2012-2019, having the opportunity to sing with the Oregon Symphony, Pink Martini, and others. Isaac recently took part in Portland Parks & Recreation’s production of Opera in the Park at Washington Park, Ping & Woof’s production of Amahl & the Night Visitors, and Resonance Ensemble’s African American Requiem. He is currently attending The Peabody Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, studying Vocal Performance. He hopes to have a career doing what he loves; making music.
Lyric soprano Zoë Christine is a dynamic and versatile young artist from the Philadelphia region of Pennsylvania. Christine has been recognized for her “expressive and well-trained soprano voice” internationally by the Schultz-Bach Rosenberg International Music Festival and nationally as a district finalist of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. She has been recognized for her roles of Second Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflote and originating the role of Shanice in Matthew Hardy and Robert Maggio’s musical Bonnets and Bling. Very goal oriented, committed to community service and team building, Christine has played a pivotal role within her community and is able to adapt to new environments with positive attitude and perspective. Christine is currently pursuing her Master’s degree at The Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University in the studio of Randall Scarlata. This fall, Christine will be performing role of The Governess in Benjamin Britten’s Turn of the Screw.
From across the world in Italy to local nursing homes, Emma has a passion for sharing what gives her joy: singing. Emma loves to sing classical music, particularly Romantic art song and opera repertoire. Her pure, warm, and agile soprano voice can be heard singing works from composers such as Schubert, Tosti, and Mozart.
Ms. Coffey has performed in a variety of venues. Most notably, she has performed in Carnegie Hall with the Colorado Mesa University Vocal Arts Ensemble. She has traveled across the world to Europe to perform in opera programs and as a Colorado Music Ambassador. Currently, Ms. Coffey is collaborating with fellow Peabody students and faculty, and director Ann Baltz in a pastiche commentary on the COVID-19 experience.
Emma loves to perform for her local community in nursing homes, malls (such as the well-known 16th street mall in Denver, CO) and at her city’s annual “Winterfest.” Her favorite place to have performed was as a wedding soloist at the iconic and beautiful U.S Air Force Academy Chapel. Community performances are especially important to Emma, as they allow her to engage with her audience on a more personal level. Creating connections within communities is what she believes to be the artist’s purpose.
Emma is currently in her second year of pursuing an M.M. degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, MD. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.M in Vocal Performance from Colorado Mesa University in 2019, where she received a Presidential Scholarship.
Margaux Frohlich is in her third year at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. She resides in Bronxville, New York however, she is originally from Paris, France. She is fluent in French and English. At Peabody, she is currently under the tutelage of Randall Scarlata. She began taking classical voice lessons during her junior year of high school with Regina Zona. Prior, she taught herself as she participated in NYSSMA adjudications which began her passion for classical voice. As a result, she had the opportunity to participate in her county’s area-all state ensemble and a national choral ensemble, the Organization of American Kodaly Educators, for two years. This year, she is making her Peabody Opera Theatre debut as “Flora” in Benjamin Britten’s Turn of the Screw. During the summer of 2020, she performed her first opera role as “Dew Fairy/Sandman” in a virtual version of Humperdink’s Hänsel und Gretel through LAHSOW-Bloomington, coached by Luke Housner. She was a chorus member in Peabody’s production of Bernstein’s Mass and was able to participate in the chorus of Die Zauberflöte during the summer of 2019 in Mark Oswald’s Summer Program.
Lyric mezzo soprano Bailey Galindo employs a diverse skill-set to entertain audiences in a variety of musical genres. In repertoire that spans from Mozart to Sondheim, she has performed with the award winning Peabody Opera Theatre, Texas State Opera Theatre, Texas State Department of Theatre and Dance, and Spotlight on Opera as Big Sister in The Hiding Tree, Cathy in The Last Five Years, Amy in Company, Sandman (cover) in Hansel and Gretel, Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, Frau Reich in Merry Wives of Windsor, and Flora Mezaros in Flora the Red Menace.
Ms. Galindo also has a substantial amount of ensemble work under her belt. Seen in the chorus for productions of La Rondine, the staged premier of Pride and Prejudice, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hindesmith’s Sancta Susanna, the world premier of Lady Bird: The First Lady of the Land, and as a dancer in productions of Hansel and Gretel and Carmen, she showcases her marketability. In addition, she has been featured in ensemble pieces as the Alto I in the world premier recording of Sebastián de Vivanco’s Magnificat a sexti toni, and a soloist in Texas State Chorale’s collegiate premier of Craig Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard.
She has collaborated with many esteemed coaches, conductors and directors. At Texas State University, Ms. Galindo worked with Kristin Roach, Craig Hella Johnson, Joey Martin, Carolyn Watson, Stephanie Wells and Kaitlin Hopkins. Now pursuing a Master of Music degree at Peabody Institute, she is collaborating with Eileen Cornett, Garnett Bruce, JoAnn Kulesza and Sam Mungo. During her time with Spotlight on Opera, she worked with contralto and director, Cindy Sadler.
Ms. Galindo’s upcoming projects include Così fan tutte (Dorabella) with Peabody Opera Theatre.
Nathan Hawsey is a young tenor who’s repertoire covers a broad spectrum of genres. Bach to Puccini, he has appeared in Roles such as Basilio in La Nozze di Figaro, Prunier in La Rondine (cover) and Private Sam in the world premiere of Urban Legend to name a few. Mr. Hawsey has also appeared as a tenor soloist in major works such as Bach’s St. John Passion, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, and Handel’s Messiah. Mr. Hawsey is originally from Abingdon, Virginia but currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland. Nathan is in his second year of a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance at the Peabody Conservatory where he studies under Randall Scarlata.
Ashley Huber, soprano, is a Manhasset, New York resident, currently pursuing Bachelors of Vocal Performance and Music Education at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. She is studying under Randall Scarlata.
Previously she studied under Jean O’Malley and Maria Argyros. She was first introduced to classical music upon participating in NYSSMA Festival Adjudications. As a result, she participated in the All State Treble Choir in 2018, All Eastern Mixed Choir in 2019, and All State Mixed Choir in 2019. Prior to entering college, she was a soloist, choir member, and section leader at the Church of Our Savior Lutheran under the direction of Judith Fuess. She has been a soloist in the Mozart Requiem, Vivaldi Gloria, and Mozart Mass in C Major.
The past two summers, Huber has participated in the Queens Summer Vocal Institute where she sang choruses from Le Nozze di Figaro, Il Trovatore, and Die Fledermaus. She has also performed in the Oyster Bay Music Festival.
Past musical roles include Maria Rainer (The Sound of Music), Marie (Cinderella), Ariel (The Little Mermaid), Kim McAfee (Bye Bye Birdie), Wendy (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), and Marty (Grease).
Evan William Nelson was born in Reading, Pennsylvania to two elementary music educators. He joined his mother’s children’s choir at church as soon as he could; this is where he fell in love with music and singing. He took private piano and percussion lessons growing up and, when he got to high school, started taking private voice lessons, studying musical theater repertoire, and occasionally experimenting with song repertoire. As he progressed in his musical education, he wanted a more robust musical experience. He transferred to the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts. While at Charter Arts, he experimented with composition and took a strong interest in performance. This education led him to pursue a degree in vocal performance at West Chester University’s Wells School of Music. At West Chester, he began his studies with Randall Scarlata. Under Professor Scarlata’s instruction, Evan performed the Sprecher in Die Zauberflöte and Top in Copland’s The Tender Land. Evan decided to continue his studies with Professor Scarlata at Peabody, where he is pursuing a BM in Vocal Performance with a minor in Historical Performance.
Bass-baritone and pianist Anthony Sharp is passionate about the intersection of music and spirituality. He has worked to communicate this connection from the age of 10 when he began working in music ministry, providing piano music for worship services at various churches in Allentown, PA. Six years of accompanying services, choirs, and voice lessons later, he discovered his own passion for singing, which led him to Westminster Choir College, where he served as accompanist for the Westminster Chapel Choir. He then continued his undergraduate studies at Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance, where he was frequently heard on the concert and operatic stage—most notably, as Bass Soloist/Narrator in Tippett’s A Child of Our Time with the Temple University Symphony Orchestra in the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall. After earning his B.M. Voice Performance degree in 2018, he joined the rosters of the Philadelphia Symphonic Choir, Opera Delaware Chorus, and Opera Philadelphia Chorus.
Anthony is currently pursuing a M.M. Voice Performance degree at the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University. Upon graduating, he will continue performing and hopes to secure a position as Music Director in an affirming church that will allow him to combine his fervor for performing with his devotion to ministry.
Gracie Shortridge is a Soprano studying with Randall Scarlata at the Peabody institute.
She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and grew up in the country outside of Harrisburg. Gracie first became interested in music in the fifth grade, where she began taking percussion lessons. She later took voice lessons in an attempt to improve her contemporary singing and fell in love with classical singing in the process. She hopes to use the skills from her diverse background to better inform her singing and to maintain artistic flexibility. In her spare time, Gracie enjoys hiking, exercising, playing video games, and spending time with her friends and family. When she isn’t busy singing, Gracie works as a personal trainer, which she sees as another way to connect with people.
Baritone singer Hyunwoo Song was born in Seoul, Korea. When he was a kid he loved to singing. He wanted to sing professionally. He started to learn singing at 10years old. His teacher recommended he be in a choir and get some experience. So he joined the World vision children’s choir. After that, he was graduated from Yewon middle school and Seoul arts Highschool in Vocal major. And then He attended Hanyang University for one semester. Currently, he is pursuing a B.M Voice performance degree at Johns Hopkins University, Peabody Institute. And currently, his professor is Randall Scarlata. He has won awards at the Haneum Music Competition, The Music Association of Korea Student Competition, Yewon Music Competition, Sungjung Music Competition, and Sunhwa Music Competition. His special strength is not to give up. Although he has encountered many obstacles, he has a past that he has continued to move on. He loves singing and wants to be a singer on stage.
Maya Watson is a soprano from White Plains, NY. In high school she received an Interlochen Fine Arts Award in voice performance and took part in the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s Opera Workshop with nine other high school students chosen from all over the country. She later interned with the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s School Programs department. She has performed the roles of Juliet in Benjamin Britten’s The Little Sweep, Sandman in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel and Amour in Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice. She is currently a sophomore pursuing a double degree, a BA at Johns Hopkins in International Studies and a BM at Peabody in Vocal Performance, studying under Randall Scarlata.