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Liliana Guerrero

  • Director Of Vocal Studies
  • School of Music

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Biography

EDUCATION

  • Graduate Certificate in Vocology, Lamar University
  • D.M. in Voice Performance, Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion, Florida State University
  • M.M. in Opera Performance, Wichita State University
  • B.M. in Voice Performance, Grand Valley State University

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

DEI in the Voice Studio, Opera, Music Theatre, Art Song, American Song Literature, Women Composers, Latinx Composers, African American Composers, Trauma-Informed Vocal Pedagogy, Gender Affirming Vocal Pedagogy, Vocology, Music as Civic Engagement and Activism

STAGE PERFORMANCES

Spoleto Festival USA, Austin Opera, Teatro Lirico d’Europa, GLOW Lyric Theatre, Windy City Opera, Winter Opera St. Louis, Wichita Grand Opera, American Singers’ Opera Project, Opera Grand Rapids, Atlantic Music Festival, Bay View Music Festival, Opera Kansas, Arbor Opera Theater, San Antonio Choral Society, Tallahassee Bach Parley, Tallahassee Community Chorus, The Floating Opera Company, Wichita Chamber Chorale, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus.

COMPETITION AWARDS

  • Encouragement Award, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions
  • Winner, National Opera Association Opera Scenes Competition
  • Winner, Opera Grand Rapids Vocal Competition
  • Second Place, Naftzger Young Artist Competition
  • Third Place, NATS Artist Awards
  • Finalist, The American Prize for Women in Art Song and Oratorio
  • Finalist, George Shirley Vocal Competition

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

  • Future of Music Faculty Fellow, Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Faculty First-Look Scholar, NYU Steinhardt
  • Edward T. Cone Fellowship, Society for American Music
  • Love of Learning Award, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • Plant Endowed Award, Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Bella Voce Award, Bel Canto Foundation
  • Artist Grant, Koch Cultural Trust
  • Betty Van Andel Award, Opera Grand Rapids

PRESENTATIONS

  • “An Introduction to Latinx Art Song Literature,” Northwestern State University
  • “Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access: Where Do We Go From Here?,” National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference 2022
  • “Teaching Civic Engagement Through Song,” National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference 2022
  • An Introduction to Latinx Art Song Literature,” University of Notre Dame
  • “Mexican Musical Styles in Classical Music,”Texas A&M University – San Antonio
  • “African-American Spirituals and Latinx Song Literature,” Grand Rapids Community College
  • “Understanding MTD from a Trauma-Informed Perspective,” University of Florida
  • “Understanding MTD from a Trauma-Informed Perspective,” Rowan University
  • “DEI in the Voice Studio: Cultivating Brave Spaces,” NATS Chat 2021
  • “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Voice Studio,” VocalFri Podcast
  • “How to Discuss Race and Gender Using Music Literature,” NATS Intern Program, Georgia Southern University
  • “An Introduction to Latinx Art Song Literature,” Gettysburg College
  • “Diversity in the Workplace: Advocating for Yourself Verbally and Financially,” Florida State University
  • “Spanish-Language Art Song Literature for High School Singers,” Texas Music Educators Association Conference 2021
  • “New Repertoire Panel,” TEXOMA Region National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference 2020
  • “The Ethics of a Profession: Diversity and Inclusion,” National Association of Teachers of Singing.
  • “The Great White Way: Race and Casting in the Performing Arts,” Florida State University Multicultural Leadership Summit.

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Mi canción: Contemporary Song Literature by Select Latina Composers.”
  • “From Wotan to Wichita Grand Opera: Alan Held,” Classical Singer Magazine 2021
  • “Choosing a Graduate Program,” Classical Singer Music Online 2020

DISCOGRAPHY

  • Riccardo Muti Conducts Italian Masterworks, CSO Resound 2017.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

  • Teaching Artist, Austin Opera
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Plural Publishing
  • Editorial Board, Song Helix
  • Art Song Advisor, Institute for Composer Diversity
  • Founder, NATS Latinx/Hispanic Teachers Affinity Group
  • Member, NATS Diversity and Inclusion Task Force
  • Webmaster, Texoma NATS
  • Membership Liaison, South Texas NATS

AFFILIATIONS

  • National Association of Teachers of Singing
  • National Opera Association
  • Opera America
  • Texas Music Educators Association
  • Society for American Music
  • The College Music Society