Mrs. Adrienne Ivey graduated with honors from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance and a Teaching Certificate in K-12 Vocal Music. She also holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Maryland's prestigious Maryland Opera Studio. An avid performer, she has toured with the New York Harlem Productions company of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, appearing as the Strawberry Woman in some of the most important European venues including the Komische Oper Berlin. Locally, she is not only a regular chorister with the Washington National Opera, but in the spring of 2013, she made her principal role debut as a "Madrigale" in Puccini's Manon Lescaut at the Kennedy Center. Aside from her many achievements as a performer, Mrs. Ivey has put her training as a music educator to good use for over 10 years! Her work as a full-time music teacher, and a private instructor of voice, piano, acting, and speech, have enhanced her effectiveness in making worthwhile musical connections and touching the hearts of students and vocal music lovers alike.