Recognized for her rich, colorful soprano and insightful musicianship, Kelly Ann Bixby is a distinguished performer in repertoire that encompasses Bach, Handel and Mozart through contemporary music. Ms. Bixby made her 2014 debut with Opera Philadelphia in Golijov’s Ainadamar and was the 2014 Eastern Region Artist Award Winner for the National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition.
Ms. Bixby can be heard on Opera America’s album, “New American Songbook,” and recently recorded songs of Daron Hagen in conjunction with premiere art song series, Lyric Fest, for which she is a perennial performer. A noted interpreter of new works, Ms. Bixby is a frequent recitalist and has premiered commissions from composers including Pulitzer Prize-winner Lewis Spratlan, James Primosch, Doug Cuomo and Benjamin Boyle. Since 2009 Ms. Bixby has sung for the new music chamber ensemble, The Crossing, nominated in 2016 for a Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance for their recording of Thomas Lloyd’s Bonhoeffer, an album on which Ms. Bixby is the soprano soloist.
She has recently sung with The Spoleto Festival USA, The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, The Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, The Bucks County Choral Society, The Princeton Festival and New Jersey Opera and her oratorio repertoire includes Brahms’ Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Poulenc’s Gloria, Vaughan-Williams’ Sea Symphony, Mozart’s Exultate Jubilate and numerous works of Bach.
Also an accomplished choral and vocal music director, Ms. Bixby has conducted several choral ensembles for a wide range of students in community arts education programs, musical theatre productions and as a faculty member at The Peddie School and Moorestown Friends School.
Ms. Bixby holds degrees with highest honors in performance and pedagogy from the University of Michigan and Westminster Choir College and is currently pursuing her Doctoral Degree in Voice Performance at the University of Michigan.