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Cecily NallCecily Nall

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Voice
Non-tenure track

University of Tennessee
School of Music
311 Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
Knoxville, TN 37996-4040
Phone: 865-974-7985
Voice Studio website

International leading soprano CECILY NALL has appeared throughout the United States with the San Francisco Opera, Opera Theater of Saint Louis, Baltimore Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Atlanta Opera, Opera Memphis, Indianapolis Opera, West Palm Beach Opera, Utah Opera, and Florentine Opera, among others. In Europe, Ms. Nall was engaged as a principal artist with the Stadttheater Aachen and Staatstheater Darmstadt, and appeared as a guest artist with numerous German theaters including Leipzig, Dortmund, Mannheimn, Hannover, Wiesbaden, Wuerzburg,and Bielefeld, to name a few. Additional international appearances have included performances as Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos at the Festival Dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy, and as Blondchen in Die Entführung aus dem Serail with the Teatro Municipal in Santiago, Chile.

On the concert stage, Ms. Nall has appeared with a number of orchestras, including the Cincinnati, Columbus, Kentucky, Dayton, and Nashville Symphony Orchestras, and has been a regular vocal soloist with the Cincinnati Ballet. In 2006, she was the soprano soloist with the Point Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh for its tour of Italy. Additionally, she has sung recitals in Atlanta, Birmingham, and Cincinnati; in 2007, she became a member of the vocal quartet, Prime Time Opera.

Cecily Nall first attracted attention as a winner of the Metropolitan Opera, Baltimore Opera, Rosa Ponselle, and Eleanor Steber vocal competitions. She began her professional performing career as a member of the Cincinnati Opera Young American Artists Program (YAAP), and the Ensemble Company of the Cincinnati Opera (ECCO!). A native of Georgia, she holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Berry College, Mount Berry, Georgia, a Master of Music from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and received additional vocal training at the Brevard Music Center, Brevard, North Carolina, and the American Institute of Musical Studies, Graz, Austria.

From 2004-2007, Ms. Nall was Assistant Professor of Voice at the College of Music, Florida State University. While there, she performed several solo and collaborative recitals at the College of Music, and appeared as soloist with the Tallahassee Community Chorus and the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra. Cecily Nall was Artist-in-Residence at the Musical Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio from 1997-2004.

  • M.M. in Vocal Performance - University of Cincinnati (2004)
  • B.M. in Music Education - Berry College, Rome Georgia (1977)

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