Amia Langer, soprano, is a current Masters of Music Voice Performance and Pedagogy major at the Moores School of Music, studying with Melanie Sonnenberg. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from Westminster Choir College of Rider University in 2021, graduating summa cum laude. Recent past roles include Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare), Anne Egerman (A Little Night Music), with Moores Opera Center, scenes as Despina (cover) (Cosi fan tutte), Marie (cover) (Marie Begins) by Ellen Fishman, and Spirit (Cendrillon) with Westminster Opera Theatre. Canceled roles due to Covid-19 include Cricket/Parrot (The Adventures of Pinocchio) by Johnathan Dove with Moores Opera Center, and scenes as Adele (Die Fledermaus) with Westminster Opera Theatre.
In addition to operatic works, Amia has also sung with Westminster Schola Cantorum, notably as a soloist in the Faure Requiem, and with Westminster Symphonic Choir in Les enfants et les sortileges (Ravel) and the Mass in B Minor (Bach). Amia has been a Young Artist with the Houston Grand Opera Young Artist Vocal Academy (2021), CoOperative (2020), and the Vocal Institute at the Texas Music Festival (2019). Past awards include the Audience Choice Award in the Houston Gilbert and Sullivan Society Career Grant Competition (2022), as a finalist in the Opera Grand Rapids Collegiate Vocal Competition (2021), and Honorable Mention - University Division (2020) with MIOpera Annual Vocal Competition.
Growing up, Amia also studied classical dance and performed in music theater productions, notably as Cosette (Les Miserables), Mrs. Sawyer (Heathers), Helga (Cabaret) and as an ensemble member in shows such as Hairspray, Seussical, Anything Goes, Shrek the Musical, and Xanadu.
In addition to performing, Amia has over two and a half years of experience teaching voice and piano to students of all ages. With an encouraging attitude and positive mindset, Amia enjoys helping students learn about music in a thoughtful and enjoyable way.
In her free time, Amia enjoys baking (especially cookies and pies!), and especially reading.