I teach because I love seeing the joy music brings to students of all ages. It’s a wonderful expressive outlet.
Lauren Hartman is a soprano pursuing her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Voice Performance at the University of Miami, where she studies with Robynne Redmon. Beginning in the fall of 2016, she will be a Teaching Assistant for the Musicology Department. Her most recent performances were with the Frost Opera Theater Ensemble at the Bonnet House in Ft. Lauderdale and in a scenes program where she sang the role of Fiordiligi from “Così fan tutte.” She also participated in a master class with Susan Shiplett Ashbaker of Tri-Cities Opera. She sings professionally with the St. Patrick Catholic Church Choir in Miami Beach under the direction of Fr. Mark Spencer.
Previously, she attended the University of Northern Iowa (UNI), earning her Master of Music degree in Voice Performance in 2012. With the UNI Opera Ensemble, she sang the role of Second Spirit in Die “Zauberflote” and performed in numerous scenes programs. As a member of Cantorei, the student and faculty ensemble focusing on J.S. Bach’s vocal music, she was a featured soloist. During her time at UNI, she was awarded the H.W. Reninger Fine Arts Scholarship, as well as receiving a Graduate Assistantship.
In the summer of 2010, she traveled to Italy with a young artist program from the University of Illinois. While there, she sang in scenes from “Così fan tutte,” “Il re pastore,” and “La Traviata” and participated in a master class with William Maletuzzi.
Lauren’s collegiate experience began at Simpson College where she earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance in 2010. She participated extensively in the school’s opera productions. She sang roles in several scenes programs, as well as assumed the full roles of Susanna in “Le nozze di Figaro” and Nanetta in “Falstaff.” Additionally, she performed as a student soloist in Simpson’s 2009 performance of J.S. Bach’s “Messiah.”
Offstage, she directed scenes and served as a rehearsal pianist during Opera Workshop, served as assistant director for “The Consul,” worked as rehearsal pianist for “Prima Donna,” and served as costume mistress for several productions. She received several awards, including the Frank Barrow Music History Award, the Accompanist Award, the Outstanding Senior Recital Award, and the Lekberg Award. As the Undergraduate Assistant to the Music Department for three years, she also facilitated all auditions and managed recruitment of new music students.
In addition to voice, Lauren has studied piano since elementary school and continues to collaborate with students as an accompanist at the University of Miami and the Miami Conservatory of Music. She also teaches piano and voice lessons at the Conservatory.