Mezzo-soprano Tessa Romano graduated with her Doctorate in vocal performance and pedagogy from CU Boulder in May of 2018 where she studied under Jennifer Bird-Arvidsson. Dr. Romano received her Masters degree at the University of Michigan in vocal performance and her Bachelors degree at Princeton University in Italian and vocal performance. During her time at Princeton, Dr. Romano sang with the Princeton Katzenjammers, the Princeton Chapel Choir, and the Princeton Chamber Choir. Tessa has performed major operatic roles within her degree programs, and has held opera fellowships at Aspen Opera Center and CU New Opera Workshop. Past awards include First Place in the Florida Grieg Voice Competition, Winner of The Art of Art Song Competition, and Winner of the Franco-American Vocal Academy’s Grand Concours Prize. Tessa now lives in Brooklyn, New York where she maintains a private voice studio, works for the Edvard Grieg Society of New York and VOCES8 USA Choral Scholars, and is seeking more performance opportunities. Her Princeton alumni recital will take place at 3:00pm Sunday, February 17th in Taplin Auditorium. For more information on upcoming performances and past credits, please visit www.tessaromano.com.