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Senior Lecturer in Voice
Mia Spencer, soprano, is an active performer in concerts and recitals ranging from opera to Broadway, oratorio and chamber music. She has been a featured soloist with a number of orchestras in the Northwest including the Yakima Symphony, Wenatchee Symphony, Bozeman Symphony and Tacoma Youth Symphony. Mia and her husband Andrew Spencer were invited to perform at the 2006 Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) and in 2000 the Spencers joined composer Mark Polishook in Krakow, Poland for premiers of works by Dr. Polishook.
Recent performances include soprano soloist for Barber’s Knoxville Summer of 1915; Handel’s Messiah; Haydn’s Creation; Brahms’ Requiem; “Anna” in The King and I;“Marian” in The Music Man; and soloist with Central Michigan University Wind Ensemble. She is often heard in CWU’s Musica Antiqua recitals.
A founding Board Member of Valley Musical Theatre, she served as Musical Director for their 2006 performance of “Anything Goes” and 2007’s “Side by Side by Sondheim”. In 2001 she was selected as one of 12 Interns for the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Summer Intern Program. In addition to
her vocal performing, Mia is often seen on stage as an accompanist and chamber musician. She has been an accompanist for a number of CWU’s Opera productions and was Musical Director and keyboard player for CWU Theater’s 2005 presentation of the musical Working
Ms. Spencer earned a B.M. in Piano from the University of Puget Sound and her M.M. in Vocal Performance from Central Washington University. From 2002-2005 she was a member of the Voice Faculty at Central Michigan University.
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