I am a professional singer with expansive performance experience in a variety of musical styles as well as a commitment to musical excellence and professionalism. I have a masters degree in Vocal Arts from the University of Southern California, and I have sung a number of operatic and musical theater roles, chamber works, and contemporary pieces in my years as a performer. I specialize in classical and musical theater genres, and I also sing pop and contemporary styles. I am a dedicated professional with a passion and talent for vocal performance, and I would love to enliven your event with music!
Price Range: $200 and up
What to Expect
The audience can expect to see and hear an industry level performance by a professional singer who has experience in a variety of musical styles and genres. I am committed to my craft and to ensuring that my clients and audiences receive a performance in which I am completely invested, and I am a flexible, personable, and passionate musician who listens to and respects my clients' vision and who consistently works to provide an excellent musical atmosphere.
Graycen Gardner, soprano, is originally from Mequon, WI. She graduated from Lawrence University with a Bachelor Degree in Vocal Performance and a Bachelor Degree in English in 2015, and she graduated from the University of Southern California with a Master Degree in Vocal Arts this past May. Past operatic roles include Laurie Moss in The Tender Land, Vitellia in La clemenza di Tito, and Margarita Xirgu in Ainadamar, and she also attended the Taos Opera Institute this summer. She has performed in several musical theater productions as well, including Pirates of Penzance and the Sound of Music, and she has directed and performed with several vocal a cappella and chamber ensembles. In the future, Ms. Gardner will be pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Vocal Arts at the University of Southern California as she performs and teaches voice in the greater Los Angeles area, and she will be presenting a recital through the Boston Court Performing Arts Center’s Emerging Artists program this October. In addition to singing and teaching, Ms. Gardner's other passions include violin and music composition.
Additional Booking Notes
- piano/keyboard (if piano accompanist is also hired)
- microphone and speaker/audio equipment (dependent upon the venue and client's wishes)
Influences & Inspiration
Diana Damrau, Maria Callas, Arleen Auger, Anna Moffo
Microphone and speaker/audio equipment (dependent upon venue and client's wishes)