Tamara Black, M.M.
Adjunct Instructor of Music (Voice/Theory/History)
B.M., Westminster Choir College
M.M., Temple University
Noted for her “splendid dramatic voice, beautiful legato phrasing, and engaging stage presence”, soprano Tamara Black sings her first performances of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Hershey Symphony in April 2015. Ms. Black made a Carnegie Hall debut as a soloist with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and began her opera career on the stages of the Spoleto Festival USA and the Festival dei Due Mondi. She has performed with Dicapo Opera, New Jersey Opera Theatre, Capitol Opera, and Berks Opera Company singing roles such as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Mimi in La Bohème, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, and the title roles in Massenet’s Thaïs, Puccini’s Suor Angelic, Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah, and Puccini’s Madame Butterfly. Equally comfortable on the concert stage, Ms. Black has appeared in a televised performance of the Mozart Coronation Mass with the Julliard Orchestra, and has been a featured guest artist with the Reading Symphony, Pottstown Symphony, Schuylkill Valley Symphony, Albright College Concert Series and the Byndenwood Recital Series. Tamara also is the founder and Executive Director of Berks Opera Company in Reading, PA and has a full private voice studio in Berks County. Ms. Black holds degrees in Vocal Performance from Westminster Choir College and Temple University, and has served on the faculty of Columbia University, Temple University, and Albright College.