I teach because I love seeing the joy music brings to students of all ages. It’s a wonderful expressive outlet.
Soprano Lauren Hartman recently completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Voice Performance at the University of Miami, where she studied with Robynne Redmon. Her most recent performances are as the soprano soloist with the “Windiana Concert Band” on tours of Italy and China, as well as a “Stars, Stripes, and Sousa” concert with the Coral Ridge Wind Ensemble. With the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music Opera Theater, she performed the role of Anne Trulove in their full production of The Rake’s Progress. She also sang the roles of Alceste from Alceste and Fiordiligi from Cosi fan tutte in Frost Opera Theater scenes programs and participated in master classes with Sir James Galway, international flautist, and Susan Shiplett Ashbaker of Tri-Cities Opera. She performed several recitals as well, most notably a recital of Russian, Czech, and Swedish art song.
Previously, Lauren attended the University of Northern Iowa, 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 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 Cosi 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 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 Messiah. Off-stage, 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 for new music students.
In addition to performing, Lauren teaches as an adjunct professor of voice at Broward College and teaches voice and piano students from elementary school through high school at the Miami Conservatory of Music. She is also part of the music staff at First United Methodist Church of Coral Gables, where she is both a pianist and vocal soloist.
LAUREN HARTMAN – Voice Faculty – 2017 MCofM Gala
Piano Accompaniment: Tabitha Barattini
Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)