Described as “singing with an engaging, robust tone” (clevelandclassical.com), Lara Troyer is a versatile soprano, at home on the opera stage as well as concert and recital stage. Most recently she performed the Ohio premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon’s Orpheus and Euridice with Nightingale Opera. She also spent four years as an Associate Artist with Cleveland Opera. She has made solo appearances with the Akron Symphony, Canton Symphony Orchestra, Lansing Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Symphony Orchestra, Kent Chorus and Orchestra, Kent/Blossom Chamber Music Summer Series, Southeast Iowa Symphony orchestra, and PAND (Cleveland). She has sung lead roles with Lansing Lyric Opera, Lorain Community College and Akron Opera Theater, Opera in the Ozarks, and Bay View Music Festival.
She won the Alpha Corinne Mayfield Award in Opera Performance under the National Federation of Music Clubs and the Sing Lansing! Competition; was a finalist in the Opera Columbus Competition and the National Opera Association Vocal Competition; and a regional winner in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award (NATSAA) competition. Ms. Troyer regularly performs under the auspicies of Center for Arts-Inspired Learning and The Children’s Consort Society of Akron. She has served on the voice faculty at the University of Akron, The College of Wooster, and currently teaches at Kent State University. She received her BA in Music from Goshen College, her MM from the University of Akron, and her DMA from Michigan State University.