Operatic Soprano Tonya Currier is a part-time voice faculty member in the Department
of Music and the Administrative Director of the American Opera Institute at Augusta
Ms. Currier’s engagements include the role of the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier, for the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Toledo Opera and NYC Metro Chamber Orchestra. Her other opera appearances include lead roles with the opera companies of Milwaukee, Fort Worth, Central City, Lake George, Augusta, Carolina, Mississippi, Piedmont, Green Bay, Newberry, and the Opera Theaters of Philadelphia, Texas and South Carolina.
A repeat soloist at Carnegie Hall, she has been featured in both the Duruflè and Faurè Requiems and the Rutter Mass of the Children. Other concert appearances include Mozart’s Mass in C Minor with the Milwaukee Symphony and Beethoven's Egmont Overture and Incidental Music with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Currier received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam and a Master of Music degree in Performance from the New England Conservatory. She also holds a Performance Certificate from the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia.
Ms. Currier has received numerous awards: national runner-up in the NATSAA Competition for Singers, twice a regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera auditions, and received a Shoshana Foundation Vocal Performance Grant. She is a member of AGMA, SAI and NATS.