Greta M. Herron- Music Resume

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GRETA MARIE HERRON

Lyric-Coloratura Soprano

Jazz. Cabaret and Classical Music

Singer,Teacher,Lecturer,Hat Designer

320 Wadsworth Avenue, Apt. 4H, New York, NY 10040 Phone: 917-608-9406

E-mail: gretacabaret@yahoo.com,gherron2012@gmail.com www.gretacabaret.wordpress.com

Education

Marymount College of Kansas, cum laude

Bachelor of Music Education

Kansas State University

Master of Arts ( 1 year then transferred to OCU, below)

Oklahoma City University

Master of Performing Arts in Opera Performance

Operatic Roles

Molly-Three Penny Opera PA Opera Theatre

Sister Genevieve-Suor Angelica Kansas University

Lily, Strawberry Woman-Porgy and Bess Philadelphia, PA’s Opera North

Annina-La Traviata Philadelphia, PA’s Opera North

Carmen Ghia-The Stoned Guest Oklahoma City University

Mrs. Gleaton-Susanna (Carlyle Floyd) Oklahoma City University

Lucy-Treemonisha Oklahoma City University

Despina-Cosi Fan Tutte Oklahoma City University

Other roles learned: Musetta, Olympia, Papagena, Adele

Note: Soprano soloist for multiple performances of Handel’s Messiah.

Musical/Operetta

Sister Amnesia-Nunsense**

Nanette-Naughty Marietta

Idella Landry-Purlee

Chorus-Hello Dolly, George M!, Carousel, On the Town, The Gondoliers, Porgy and Bess

Dance:5 years Belly Dance, 2 semesters tap, 1 each ballroom, modern dance, ballet, jazz

Other Experience

Featured vocalist, 2015 International Women in Jazz Festival, NYC, Performance at Kennedy Center as Third Place winner, Leontyne Price National Voice Competition, One-Woman Cabaret Show: Soprano Smolder—performed at Duplex, Danny’s Grand Seafood Palace, Uncle Charlies, Butler’s Restaurant, Parnell’s Restaurant, Seth Binson- Hersch Showcase at Don’t Tell Mama, Bob Franklin Showcase,Singer’s Space at Symphony Place. Performer for Legros Cultural Arts Women in Music Festival-at Club Groove, and Queens Museum. Member of ‘B” cast of Italy Show at Busch Gardens(Williamsburg, VA). Was part of the Concerts to Go Series (Federal Hall, Jefferson Market Library, Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace), St. Peters Church (Citicorp)Sunday Concert Series, Six concerts with New York Vocal Artists, Five years as cantor at St.Malachy’s Catholic Church, NYC, Six years as cantor and section leader for St. Lukes’ Episcopal Church, Philadelphia

Memberships

Duke Ellington Society, NY Sheet Music Society, Manhattan Association of Cabaret Performers, International Association of Women in Jazz, Harlem Arts Alliance, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, Legros Women in the Arts

Volunteering: NY City Opera, Carnegie Hall, Sing for Hope, SAGE, Arch Outreach

**I had to learn puppeteering for this role since she must both sing and perform with a puppet alter ego.  It also called for me to tap dance.

Awards, Competitions

Featured vocalist, International Women in Jazz Festival, NYC

Alternate Semi-finalist, Queens Opera Competition

Finalist, YWCA of New York Vocal Competition

Winner, Mid-Atlantic District, Leontyne Price Vocal Competition

Winner, Regional Level, Leontyne Price Vocal Competition

Third Place National Level, Leontyne Price Vocal Competition at Kennedy center

1st Alternate, Kansas City, MO Metropolitan Opera Auditions

Semi-finalist, Oklahoma City Bloch Opera Auditions

Honorable Mention, US Army FORSCOM Competition

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