Equally at home in operatic, art song, and choral settings, versatile young soprano Avery Peterman enjoys an active career as a soloist and chamber singer throughout New York, New Jersey, and New England. Recent operatic highlights include Dater #52 in the premier of Zoom Speed Dating Tonight (Brevard Music Center), Pamina in Die Zauberflöte (Miami Music Festival), Josephine in H.M.S. Pinafore (Ridgewood Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company), Cunegonde in Candide (Brevard Music Center), and Mařenka in The Bartered Bride (Westminster Opera Theatre). An avid choral singer, she has collaborated with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Boston Pops, New Jersey Symphony, Odyssey Opera, the Westminster Choir, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, where she has had the privilege of singing under the baton such esteemed conductors such as Andris Nelsons, Joe Miller, Keith Lockhart, Charles Dutoit, Jacques Lacombe, Bramwell Tovey, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Her love of art song brought her to France during the summer of 2016, where she studied French and German art song with Dalton Baldwin at the Academie Internationale d'Ete de Nice. In the summers, she has been an Apprentice at Miami Music Festival, been a member of the Janiec Opera Company at Brevard Music Center, been a fellow at the CoOPERAtive Program in New Jersey, and studied intensively with Dr. Yvonne Hartinger at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.
In addition to her current performance career, Ms. Peterman is also an experienced music educator and vocal teacher. Avery strongly believes in equipping each student with accurate information about the mechanics of the voice to empower them on their journey of discovering healthy technique and beautiful tone. In the public school setting, Avery has integrated science into the musical realm through teaching anatomy and body mapping to children of all ages. Avery also uses a blend of scientific and traditional imagery in her private teaching. In addition to her vocal instruction, Avery has taught guitar, music appreciation, recorder, and general music. Ms. Peterman has a deep interest in research and has conducted studies on the effects of infrared light therapy on the voice as well as how historical conceptions of vocal disorders impact mental health. She earned her Master of Music degree in Voice Performance and Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College under the tutelage of Margaret Cusack and holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Gordon College in Wenham, MA, where she studied with Teresa Winner Blume.