Laura Fidler

Instructors: Conrad Osborne (5/2011-11/2012) Arianna Zukerman (9/2008-5/2011), Melanie Sonnenberg (9/2007-8/2008)

Languages: English, German, Italian, French, American Sign Language



Catholic University of America
Benjamin T. Rome School of Music Class of 2011
Vocal Performance

Stage and Singing performances:

Member CUA University Chorus (Fall 2007-Spring 2011)

            Dr. Leo Nestor, conductor (Fall 2007-Spring 2010)

            Dr. Thomas Pedersen, conductor (Fall 2010-2011)

                      Co-manager and Soprano Section Leader (2011)

“Mrs. Gobineau” in Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Medium (Spring 2011)

            Murry Sidlin, conductor

            Jay Brock, director

Member of CUA Basilica Choir (Fall 2007- Spring 2010)

            Cantor, choir member

            Jonathan Laird, music director

            Campus Ministry and The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

“Barbarina” in W. A. Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro (Fall 2009)

            David Searle, conductor

            Dr. Gene Galvin, director

“Defiant Requiem” chorus member, performing the Verdi Requiem (Summer 2009, 2010)

            Murry Sidlin, conductor

           Czech National Orchestra

           MAV Symphony Orchestra, Honvéd Male Choir, and the Angelica Female Choir

“Pallade Athena” in Claudio Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Spring 2009)

            Randall Stewart, conductor

            Debbie Niezgoda, director

Stage Manager of Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème (Fall 2008)

            David Seale, conductor

            Fabiana Bravo and Matthew Gardiner, co-directors

Stage Manager/Assistant Director in CUA student production of Count of Monte Cristo (Spring 2008)

            Benjamin Bernstein, conductor and composer

            Carrie Klewin, director

"Schoolgirl Ernestine" and “Dead Chorus” in Ned Rorem's Our Town  (Spring 2008)

            Murry Sidlin, conductor

            James Hampton, director

“Villager” in Gaetano Donizetti’s L’Elisir D’Amore (Fall 2007)

            Dr. Ekaterina Souvorova, music director

            Debbie Niezgoda, director

Member of the Pro Arte Chorale of New Jersey (Spring 2006-Spring 2007)

            David Crone, music director

Member of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute’s Young Artists’ Vocal Program and Young Artists’ Chorus (Summer 2006)

            Professor Phyllis Hoffman, director
            Dr. Ann Howard Jones, conductor

           Gary Durham, private voice instructor

“Cinderella” in Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods (Summer 2005)

           New Jersey Workshop for the Arts

           Juan and Valerie Pineda, directors

“Spirits 1 and 2” in W. A. Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (Summer 2004)

            Rome Festival Opera, Rome, Italy
            Fritz Maraffi, director/conductor

“Bridesmaid” in Der Freischutz (Spring 2004)

           New Jersey Concert Opera

           Olive Lynch, director

Featured Soprano Soloist in The Westfield Bach Festival, Cantata 248 (Spring 2003)

       additional soloists include:
            Alexandra Montano, Andrew McGill, and
            David Arnold of the New York Metropolitan Opera

            David Wroe, conductor

            Westfield Symphony Orchestra

“Amahl” in Gian Carlo Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors (Winter 2003)

            Olive Lynch, director

Featured Soprano Soloist: Friday Night Concert Series (Winter 2003)

            Paul Somers, conductor

New Jersey All State Women’s Chorus (2006)
New Jersey State Regional Women’s Chorus (2006)
New Jersey State Regional Mixed Chorus (2005)

            Dr. Patrick Gardner, conductor
New Jersey State Regional Women’s Chorus (2004)
Cantor/Soloist, St. Helen's RCC of Westfield, NJ (2001-2011)