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Nancy CareySoprano and Northeast Louisiana native Nancy Carey has performed throughout the United States and Europe. Recent opera roles include the title role in Opera Memphis' 2017 Midtown Opera Festival production of The Lovely Galatea, Edith in Pirates of Penzance with Shreveport Opera, and Tish in the critically acclaimed premier of Destiny: Hope, a chamber opera by composer Costas Dafnis. Recent solo engagements include concerts with Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, and Prisma Vocal Ensemble.

Nancy is currently completing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Memphis, and holds a Master of Music degree from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor of Music degree from Centenary College. She has been a vocal division winner of the Marjorie Stricklin Emerging Artist Competition, and was selected as a 2018 Teaching Fellow with the International Performing Arts Institute in Germany.

In addition to being a lifelong performer, Nancy is an ethnomusicologist whose focus is the relationship between Cajun song traditions and the sustainability of Louisiana’s francophone culture. She teaches applied Voice and Freshman Aural Skills at the University of Louisiana Monroe.


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