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 is an active teacher and performer. Prior to her arrival at Ohio State, she taught private voice and piano at the Cincinnati School of Music in Montgomery, Ohio where she had the opportunity to work with students of all ages. 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. Last season with The Ohio State Opera and Lyric Theatre, she was seen performing as Maguelonne in Viardot’s Cendrillon and as Florinda in Into the Woods. On the concert stage, Alex has been the soprano soloist in J. S. Bach’s Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland, and Britten’s Ceremony of Carols.
Currently, Alex is serving as a private voice instructor for non-majors, music minors and musical theatre minors. She is passionate about teaching functional voice and allowing her students to explore many styles of music. This summer she attended Shenandoah Conservatory’s CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute, where she received instruction focused on cross-training and contemporary voice. Alex’s research interests lie with encouraging updating music school curricula to better reflect the changing industry needs of vocalists and voice teachers.