Eastern Michigan University

College of Arts and Sciences

Music & Dance

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Amy Petrongelli

Professor of Voice

Education

Courses Taught

Biography

Amy Petrongelli has been heralded as a soprano who “commands all attention and focus with her phenomenal presence, choreography and voice.” In 2013, Amy had her debut at Carnegie Hall as the soprano soloist for Haydn’s Creation, and was a vocal fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, Ma. in 2011 and 2012. Recent performances include Schwantner’s Sparrows with the Contemporary Directions Ensemble, Boulez’s Improvisation sur Mallarme I & II with the UM Percussion Ensemble, and an art song recital in Brooklyn, NY as part of the Casement Fund Recital Series.  

 

This past year, Amy became a founding member of the Khemia Ensemble (www.khemiaensemble.com) a new music ensemble which focuses on promoting cultural exchange through the commissioning and performance of contemporary classical music. In August of 2015, Khemia was the ensemble-in-residence at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogota, Colombia and performed as part of the Bienal Composición Córdoba conference at the National University of Córdoba in Cordoba, Argentina.  Khemia is a member of the Cayambis Music Press Artist Program.  Additionally, Amy is a member of Audivi Vocem (www.audivivocem.com), a small vocal ensemble which performs music ranging from the fifteenth century to world premieres by leading choral composers.

 

Past operatic roles include Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi , Amy in Little Women , Adina in L’elisir d’amore , Pamina in Die Zauberflote , and Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream . Amy has appeared as a soloist with the Windsor Classic Chorale, the Dearborn Symphony, Vivo Sinfonetta, and the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble and University Choirs.  Amy has had the privilege of working with renowned musicians such as Martin Katz, Lucy Shelton, Dawn Upshaw, Kathleen Kelly, Samuel Ramey, Kayo Iwama, Alan Smith, Howard Watkins, and John Harbison.

 

A passionate educator, Amy has maintained a private studio since 2005, and has taught at the University of Michigan, the University of Akron, Eastern Michigan University and Saginaw Valley State University.  She holds degrees from Central Michigan University and the University of Michigan, and is currently working toward a DMA in Voice Performance at Michigan, where she studies with Carmen Pelton.  Amy can be found running, reading, and cooking in Ann Arbor, MI with her euphonium playing husband.

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