Liz Culpepper, mezzo-soprano, is a second-year master’s student in Voice Performance at the Jacobs School of Music. She is studying with Patricia Havranek. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin (UT) in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a minor in Religious Studies. At UT, Culpepper performed with the Butler Opera Center and the University of Texas Chamber Singers.
She was a featured soloist for two years with the UT Bach Cantata Project. In the Spring of 2015, she performed the role of the Waitress in Speed Dating Tonight!, a one act opera by Michael Ching. She began her master’s degree at Indiana University in the fall of 2015. At IU, she has sung with NOTUS, Conductors Chorus, and Opera Chorus. She has appeared as a soloist with IU’s New Music Ensemble, NOTUS, and the Bloomington Chamber Singers. Last spring she performed the role of Frugola in Il Tabarro. This past summer, she attended Le Chiavi Institute of Bel Canto Studies in Houston, Texas. This is her debut with IU Opera Theater.