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Shawna Avinger


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Haiku Recital (soloist)Splash Chamber Ensemble4/2011
Kocho (Priest, principle)Fisher Ensemble4&9/2011
Dvorak Lecture RecitalSplash Chamber Ensemble2010
At The Hawk’s Well (principle)Fisher Ensemble2010
Daman (choral opera, principle)The Esoterics2010
Barber Recital (soloist)Splash Chamber Ensemble2010
Marriage of Figaro (Countess)Operatic Experiments2010
Psyche (Archana)Fisher Ensemble2009-2010
Kurt Weill RecitalMusic Center of the N.W.2009
Barber Lecture RecitalOperatic Experiments2009
Mozart Lecture RecitalOperatic Experiments2009
Dueling DivasMusic Center of the N.W.2009
Arias and ArtVodvil Theater2008
Ariadne auf Naxos (Ariadne)Operatic Experiments2007
The Esoterics(soloist and ensemble)2006-present
Bachianas Brasilieras (Film)Vodvil Productions2006
Strauss Lecture RecitalPrivately Produced2006
Hand of Bridge (Geraldine)Vodvil Theater2005
Hand of Bridge-film (Geraldine)Vodvil Productions2005
Les Contes D'Hoffmann (Antonia)Maryland Opera Studio2004
Clara (Marie Schumann)Maryland Opera Studio2004
Wagner and Strauss AriasWashington DC Arts Club2004
Xerxes (Atalanta)Maryland Opera Studio2003
La Clemenza di Tito (Vitellia)Maryland Opera Studio2003
Monsieur Choufleuri (Critic)Maryland Opera Studio2002
Reunion (Ruth)Maryland Opera Studio2002
Shades of Parkland (The Widow)Vodvil Theatre2001
Night at the Opera (The Diva)Vodvil Theatre2001
Carmen (Michaela)Lake Chelan Bach Festival2000
Dialogues/Carmelites (Mathilde)University of Washington2000
Aria da Capo (Corydon)Lake Chelan Bach Festival1999
L’enfant et les Sortilèges (Bat)University of Washington1999

  • Music Center of the N.W, voice and music theory faculty 2006-present
  • Private Voice Instructor 2004-present
  • University of Maryland, voice teaching assistant 2002-2004

  • Linda Mabbs
  • Eric Banks
  • Leon Major
  • Charlie Riecker
  • Carmen Pelton
  • Curtis Taylor
  • John Greer
  • Jeremiah Cawley
  • Martile Rowland
  • Steven LaCosse
  • Elizabeth Moore
  • Elizabeth Daniels
  • Leslie McEwen
  • Miah Im

  • Master of Music, Master of Music History, Maryland Opera Studio, University of Maryland, 2004
  • Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Arts, Vocal Performance and Music History, University of Washington, 2001
  • Colorado College Vocal Arts Symposium, 2003
  • Northwest Vocal Arts, 1999

  • Graduate assistantship and scholarship, University of Maryland Opera Studio 2001-2004
  • Pinkham-Davis college scholarship for academic achievement 1996-2000
  • Laframboise Scholarship for artistic merit and academic achievement 1996-2000
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