Laura Swartz, Soprano, is currently finishing her Master’s of Music at the prestigious Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music for Vocal Pedagogy and Performance. She graduated from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, with a Bachelor’s in Music for Music Education. Laura has appeared in many mainstage operas, her favorite roles include Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro, as well as La Chauve-Souris in Ravel's L'enfant et les Sortilèges.
Laura focuses her vocal lessons on healthy sound production while engaging the entire body in order to maximize expressive performance. Equally comfortable in all
musical styles, Swartz uses her extensive musical experience to both diagnose vocal faults and to craft individually customized vocal plans for each student. She prioritizes the thoughtful choosing of repertoire for each student with the intention to maximize their vocal technique, show off their abilities, and help them reach their musical goals. Her degrees in Vocal Performance, Vocal Pedagogy, and Music Education make her a uniquely qualified triple threat who understands the vocal mechanism, knows how to teach it, and understands how it relates to the stage.
Swartz began her teaching career in the Des Moines, Iowa metro area, working with students of all age groups in traditional classroom settings as well as within her private
teaching studio. Currently, Swartz teaches at the Boston Arts Academy and has also worked with the Boston City Singers Kodaly group.