Sheena Ramirez, described as a “light, perky soprano” (New York Times) has been thrilling classical audiences all over the country and around the world. This summer she presented a solo voice and organ recital in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland and participated in the Opera Studio program at the American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS) in Graz, Austria. In 2015, she won “Best Female Voice” at the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival in Harrogate, England as the lead in Patience with the Blue Hill Troupe. She sang leading roles in the American premiers of Olivo e Pasquale (Isabella) and I Due Figaro (Inez) with New York City Opera company Amore Opera, as well as the roles of Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Frasquita (Carmen), and Gretel (Hansel and Gretel). In 2016, she began work on her Doctorate in Voice Performance, Pedagogy, and Literature at James Madison University. In her time there, she has sung the role of Cunegonde (Candide), performed solo works at the Contemporary Music Festival, and will be singing the soprano solo in Handel’s Messiah as a part of Holidayfest. Sheena is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory (BM) and New England Conservatory (MM).