First and Last Name Paula Newberry
City and State Memphis
Profile Filter: Singer, Soprano, Classical, Contemporary, Teacher, Poetry, Vocal Coach, Music Teacher
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About Me I am a Classically trained Soprano from Memphis, TN. I have been training and performing opera, classical and the spiritual repertoire for 15+ years. My vocal studies have been at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, Arkansas State University, the San Francisco Bay Area, University of Memphis, Lemoyne Owen College and more. I have studied with Grace Bumbry at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg (Austria), Benita Valente, Vera Little, Kallen Esperian, Lawrence Albert, Clyde Battles, David Tigner and more. I've performed with the Spoleto Vocal Arts Symposium (Spoleto, Italy), the Marian Anderson Historical Society, Gateways Music Festival, Opera Memphis, Como Opera Guild, in San Francisco, Memphis and Germantown Symphonies, the Lemoyne Owen College Concert Choir, Memphis Vocal Arts Ensemble, Memphis Opera and Song Academy, and many more. My vocal and music scholarships and grants include the Marian Anderson Historical Society, Spoleto Vocal Arts Symposium (Spoleto, Italy), University of Miami at Salzburg, Bagby Musical Foundation, Bellevue Bailey Music Scholarships, Change, Inc., Community Foundation, Inc., Russian River Music Chamber Society, Oberlin College and Conservatory Scholarship, Lemoyne Owen College Music Scholarships, MusiCares, and more. I travel internationally with my own concerts entitled, A Night at the Opera, An Evening of Opera, Spirit Moving Spirituals and German Liederabend Recitals, Canciónes de arte español and Chansons d'art Françaises Recitals. Opera roles and excerpt roles have included: The First Spirit (Die Zauberflöte), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Gilda (Rigoletto), Giannetta (L'elisir D'amore), Violetta (La Traviata), Treemonisha (Treemonisha), Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare), The Dew Fairy and Sandman (Hänsel und Gretel), Belinda (Dido and Aeneas), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) and more. I have a B.A. Degree in Music from Lemoyne Owen College and a B.A. Degree in Communications/Journalism and Minor with studies in Vocal Performance from Oberlin College and Oberlin Conservatory of Music.
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