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Bethany Grace MamolaVisiting Assistant Professor of Vocal Studies

Soprano Dr. Bethany Grace Mamola has charmed audiences with her stage presence and warm vocal timbre. The Cleveland Plain Dealer praised her with “...the most beautiful singing, whose Carolina was as disarming in characterization as it was expressive in vocal shading.” The Cleveland Classical said she was “a delight to hear and see. Her casual, yet precise stage demeanor and astute vocal talent made for a wonderfully clear vocal interpretation that rang throughout the hall.” Most recently Dr. Mamola has been a featured soloist with the National Repertory Orchestra Festival in Colorado, the Sausalito Song Society, The River Cities Symphony Orchestra and was the featured soprano soloist with the UTRGV Symphony Chorus in their 2019 performances of The Messiah. She has sung Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Drusilla in L’incornazione di Poppea and Zerlina in Don Giovanni with the University of North Texas’ Opera Theatre. She made her professional debut with the Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra in their Easy To Love—A Celebration of Love Songs from Broadway Gala February 2016. Bethany has sung with Cleveland Opera Theatre as the role of Bianca in Puccini’s La Rondine. In September 2021 Dr. Mamola will make her directorial debut as creative director of "Try Me” at the Winspear Opera House in conjunction with ATT Performing Arts “Elevator Project" performed at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas, Texas. Bethany's other stage credits include Carolina in Il Matrimonio Segreto, La Princesse in L’enfants et les Sortileges, Cendrillon, Polly Peachum in The Three Penny Opera and Lady Angela in Patience. Bethany was a studio artist with CCM’s Spoleto summer training program in 2010 and won the 2011 Stockton Opera Guild Competition and the 2011 UOP Conservatory Concerto Competition. Dr. Mamola holds a DMA from the University of North Texas, a Masters of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a Bachelors of Music from the University of the Pacific’s Conservatory of Music. In addition to performance, Dr. Mamola is an enthusiastic educator in Voice and Opera. She has taught on the faculty of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, The College of Wooster and joins the faculty of Emory University in the Fall of 2021 at Visiting Assistant Professor of Vocal Studies.