Meet vocal faculty member Elisabeth Coleman. Ms. Coleman holds BM in Vocal Performance from ASU, and a MM in Vocal Performance from BYU. Ms. Coleman was the Metropolitan Opera National Council District winner in 2016-17, and has performed with operas across the country, including several lead roles. She is a featured soloist with Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, and has over 10 years of teaching experience. She will be a dynamic addition to our vocal program! Ms. Coleman is now accepting students. Please visit http://hammerandstrings.com/voice to learn more about our programs and classes, and to sign up for your audition!

Soprano Elisabeth Coleman holds a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from Arizona State University, and a master’s degree in Vocal Performance from Brigham Young University. She is an experienced music teacher and currently teaches elementary orchestra with Mesa Public Schools. While studying as a graduate student Ms. Coleman established a thriving private studio of both beginning and experienced vocalists. She enjoyed teaching beginning group voice classes and worked to build BYU’s Scandinavian choir, a group focused on learning and performing Scandinavian music.

Ms. Coleman is a blossoming operatic performer and has performed in operas across the country. She has had the pleasure of studying with world-class voice teacher and coaches, including Sherrill Milnes, Dr. Arlene Shrut, and Anthony Laciura. Her long-term voice teachers include Carole FitzPatrick of Arizona State University, and Darrell Babidge, formerly of Brigham Young University. Her operatic credits include The Countess (Le Nozze di Figaro), Manon (Manon), Alice Ford (Falstaff), Fiordiligi (Cosí fan tutte), and First Lady (Die Zauberflöte). In 2016, she was a district winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions, performing both in Las Vegas and Denver.

Ms. Coleman is an active participant in local and state music programs. She is a frequent guest artist with Salonnières chamber artists. She is an professional choral performer and performed internationally with the Brigham Young University Singers. She currently sings first soprano with East Valley Millennial Choirs and Orchestras and has been featured as a soloist in both groups. She works frequently as a freelance soloist in the community. Ms. Coleman currently resides in Mesa and will soon pursue a DMA in Vocal Performance.