Voice | Piano | Musical Theatre
Soprano Emily Thompson recently completed a MM in Voice Performance at Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. Most recently, Emily sang the title role in Puccini’s Suor Angelica while at Roosevelt. She also discovered a love of new music since arriving in Chicago, having performed Seoul Healthcare Worker in the first-ever live performance of David Shenton’s opera On Call: COVID-19 in CCPA’s OperaFest XV and covered Lady Jade Song in the world premiere of Kyong Mee Choi’s opera Pale Courage with CCPA. Before making the move to Chicago, Emily received her BM in Vocal Performance at Florida State University, where she participated in multiple opera choruses and performed the role of Gertrud in an outreach production of Hansel and Gretel. Emily is currently studying with soprano Judith Haddon.
Emily’s musical skills are not solely reserved for the operatic stage: she received a concentration in Arts Administration during her Master’s in voice, and was the Graduate Assistant in Musicianship and Music Theory at CCPA. Emily values being a multi-faceted individual and artist, and knows that her aptness in many areas is reflected in her abilities on-stage. Emily’s multifaceted approach to her own artistry is mirrored in her attitude towards teaching.
Emily aims to honor students’ technical, musical, and personal goals as individual artists while honing the necessary skills required to become an effective and well-rounded singer.