Madeline Ross is a soprano based in Portland, OR. She was most recently seen as a jazz soloist with Deke Sharon and Total Vocal at Carnegie Hall this Spring where she was hailed for “scatting to beat the band” (New York Concert Review). She will be performing the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflote at the Aquilon Festival and Lisa in La Sonnambula in Boston this Summer. Mrs. Ross was most recently seen in the roles of the Snake in Opera Theater Oregon’s production of The Little Prince, La Fee in Massenet’s Cendrillon with the Promenade Opera Project, Miss Silverpeal in Mozart's Der Schauspieldirektor with the Longy School of Music and Alice in Rossini's Le Comte Ory with Harvard University’s Lowell House Opera in Cambridge, MA. She has sung Servilia in Justice or Mercy an immersive modern adaptation of Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito with the Promenade Opera Project, of which she is a founding member and the Executive Director. Mrs. Ross was seen as Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Miami Music Festical where she worked with Caren Levine, Corinne Hayes, and Manny Perez. Mrs. Ross is the recent recipient of a masters of music in opera from the Longy School of Music at Bard College in Cambridge, MA, where she studied with Karyl Ryczek and Robert Honeysucker. At Longy she sang the role of Olympia in Les Contes d'Hoffmann and partial roles of Laurie in Copland's The Tenderland, Giulietta in Bellini's I Capuletti e i Montecchi and Najade in Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos. She graduated with honors from Willamette University in Salem, OR, with a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance and German Language minor. In her time at Willamette she performed the roles of Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Frasquita in Bizet’s Carmen and Mary in Simon and Norman’s The Secret Garden. She performed her second Susanna with Portland Summer Opera Workshop under the baton of Luke Housner, with whom she also sang the role of Despina in Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte. Other roles include prisoner in Fidelio with Boston's NEMPAC Opera Project, First Witch in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with the Astoria Music Festival and Sandman/Dew Fairy in Humperdinck’s Hansel und Gretel with ViVaCE.
Ms. Ross is a winner of the 2018 Longy School of Music Honors Competition and has competed as a finalist in the Portland SummerFest's Northwest Young Voices competition, where she sang for Maryann McCormick, Cameron Schutza and Angela Meade. She has received multiple honors and awards from the National Association of Teachers of Singers (NATS) Vocal Competition and was the winner of the Willamette University Chamber Orchestra's Concerto-Aria Competition. She was awarded the Brenna Hazzard Vocal Scholarship through Mu Phi Epsilon, the international music fraternity, of which she is an alumna. Miss Ross has participated in master classes with Julia Bullock, Ruth Ann Swenson, Wilene Gunn, Julianne Baird, and The Rose Ensemble. She is an experienced soloist in concert repertoire, opera, choral music, musical theater, and jazz. Ms. Ross is the recipient of two awards from DownBeat Magazine for Best Undergraduate Large Vocal Jazz Ensemble as a member and soloist of the Willamette Singers.
Maddy has taught voice, piano and theater at Northwest Children's Theater and School, Resound NW, and First Presbyterian Church in Portland. She currently maintains a private teaching studio in Portland, OR, and is available for lessons and consultations by appointment.
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