CHILDREN'S CHORUS DIRECTOR
Madeline Slettedahl joined the HGO music staff in the 2021-22 season. Recent appointments include music staff work at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Wolf Trap Opera, and the Lyric Opera of Chicago, where she completed her young artist training as the pianist and ensemble coach for the Patrick G. & Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center. Additional fellowships include the Solti Accademia di Bel Canto (opera pianism and conducting with Jonathan Papp and Richard Bonygne), the Britten-Pears Young Artist Program (opera and art song with Anthony Pappano and Mark Padmore), The Song Continues with Marilyn Horne, and Renée Fleming’s SongStudio program at Carnegie Hall. Slettedahl also attended Music Academy of the West, where she won First Prize in the Marilyn Horne Song Competition. An avid song and chamber music recitalist, she has been featured in recital series such as Carnegie Hall Citywide, Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts, the Collaborative Art Institute of Chicago’s Lieder Lounge, the Cincinnati Song Initiative Recital Series, the Bellingham Festival of Music, and Twickenham Fest. Upcoming projects include an album for Delos Records with rising-star tenor Eric Ferring, as well as an album collaboration and performances with baritone Will Liverman. Slettedahl holds degrees in Collaborative Piano and Piano Performance, from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and Western Washington University, respectively.