Position: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Voice (Soprano)
Employed Since: 2016
Conservatory Professional Highlights:
Soprano Natalie Conte is a devoted performer in the Mid-Atlantic. In the past year, she has won first prize in the National Federation of Music Clubs’ Young Artist Competition and the Maryland Lyric Opera Competition. In addition, she was the first-prize winner of the Vocal Arts D.C. Discovery Art Song Competition, as well as a finalist in the Friday Morning Music Club Washington International Competition at the Kennedy Center, both in 2013. She enjoys performing opera, oratorio, and recitals, and has been featured in such works with the Lyric Opera of Baltimore, Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra, Bay Atlantic Symphony, and the Russian Chamber Art Society, among others. Beyond the local stage, Conte has performed in her hometown Detroit, Michigan, as well as internationally in Rome, St. Petersburg and Moscow. Conte has had the honor of working in masterclasses with such renowned singers as Marilyn Horne, Montserrat Caballé, Sherrill Milnes, and Aprile Millo. Natalie is a professor of voice at Shepherd University and adjunct assistant professor at Shenandoah Conservatory. This season, she will be a soloist with the Fairfax Choral Society and the Russian Chamber Art Society, and will return as an extra chorister for her fourth season with the Metropolitan Opera.
B.M., M.M., Peabody Institute