Alexandria Schmidt, soprano, is currently pursuing a DMA in voice performance with a Singing Health Specialization at The Ohio State University where she serves as a graduate teaching associate in the voice area. Alex earned her Bachelor of Music from Bowling Green State University, and her Master of Music from the University of Akron. While pursuing her master’s degree, Alex served as the graduate assistant for the vocal and choral departments. She has experience teaching voice lessons and tutoring undergraduates in ear training and sight reading.
Alex is an active teacher and performer. Prior to her arrival at Ohio State, she taught private voice and piano to over 40 students at Cincinnati School of Music in Montgomery, Ohio where she had the opportunity to work with students of all ages and skill levels. As a performer, Alex has participated in multiple opera choruses including Dialogues of the Carmelites, La Traviata and Die Fledermaus. At the University of Akron, she performed her first full opera role as Laetitia in Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief. Alex has also participated as soprano soloist in multiple choirs and is currently serving as soprano section leader at Bexley United Methodist Church.
In addition to classical music, Alex loves musical theater. Her research interests lie with incorporating the literature and techniques of both genres in the voice studio as we continue into the 21st century of voice pedagogy.