B i o g r a p h y
Lyric soprano Amy Waters received her B.A. in Music (vocal performance) and French Studies from Lewis & Clark College in 2015. At L&C, Amy pursued a wide variety of ensemble and solo singing opportunities, studying voice with Susan McBerry and singing with the school’s premier chamber choir, Cappella Nova, under the direction of Dr. Katherine FitzGibbon. Amy’s most notable performances at L&C include her portrayal of the title role in an abridged production of G.F. Handel’s opera Semele in 2013, along with her performance of Ottorino Respighi’s song cycle Deità Silvane with the school’s orchestra as a winner of the 2014 Concerto Competition.
Amy specializes in Art Song, with over 50 pieces in her repertoire ranging from Monteverdi and Haydn to Poulenc and Rorem.
After graduating from L&C, Amy joined the Chancel Choir at the First Presbyterian Church of Portland as a Choral Scholar and occasional soloist, and worked as Assistant Conductor for L&C’s two chamber choirs and symphonic choir. She also organized, programmed, and performed in two full-length song recitals in collaboration with fellow L&C graduates, featuring repertoire from J.S. Bach and G.F. Handel to Richard Strauss and Francis Poulenc. She notably earned first place in the NATS Cascade Chapter Classical Festival in 2013, and received an honorable mention in the same competition in 2015. Most recently, Amy appeared as a soloist in Claudio Monteverdi’s Magnificat a 6 voci with Portland’s Bach Cantata Choir in February. Amy is excited to be entering the classical music world in Los Angeles, and hopes to find myriad professional opportunities for solo, choral, and collaborative music making alike.