Position: Assistant Professor, Voice
Location: Ruebush Hall, Room 210
Employed Since: 2018
B.M., University of Rochester; M.M., University of Cincinnati; D.M.A., University of Cincinnati
Naumenko, a soprano, is a versatile artist who enjoys performing a wide variety of vocal genres, including opera, oratorio, art song, musical theatre, early and contemporary music, both as a soloist and chamber musician. Recent concert highlights include the soprano solo in Bach’s Ascension Oratorio with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and the Vocal Arts Ensemble; her solo debut with the Boston Pops in the symphonic premiere of the Broadway revue “Sondheim on Sondheim;” and a performance of David Lang’s “just (after song of songs)” at the Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music that was hailed as a “beautiful performance” by The New York Times. In spring 2018, Naumenko completed a residency at the Indianapolis Opera, where she performed the roles of Sadie in Carlisle Floyd’s “Slow Dusk” and Carmen Ghia in P.D.Q. Bach’s “The Stoned Guest.” Naumenko will be featured as a soprano fellow at the upcoming 2018 Tanglewood Music Festival.
Naumenko sings with several ensembles including Grammy Award-winning Conspirare, Cincinnati’s Vocal Arts Ensemble, and Coro Volante, a vocal group dedicated to the performance and recording of music by living composers. In 2014/15, she completed a Fulbright Fellowship in St. Petersburg, Russia, where she focused on her specialization in Russian vocal repertoire. Naumenko is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music (B.M.) and the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (M.M., D.M.A.), and has served on the voice faculty of Wittenberg University.