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Andrea Chenoweth Wells, DMA, is a soprano, stage director, and intimacy director based in Dayton, Ohio. She has appeared as a soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Springfield Symphony, Mansfield Symphony Orchestra, Arcadia Players, and the Bach Society of Dayton as well as Cleveland Opera, Commonwealth Opera, Lyric Opera Cleveland, and Dayton Opera. Career highlights include her Carnegie Hall debut as the soprano soloist in Verdi’s Requiem and touring Japan with Maestro Neal Gittleman and the Telemann Chamber Orchestra. She has sung numerous operatic roles, most recently Kitty Hart in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, the Foreign Woman in Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Consul, and the First Lady in Mozart’s Magic Flute. Wells concertizes frequently and is a regularly featured soloist in Boston on The Shakespeare Concerts. A proponent of new music, Wells has worked with many living composers including Libby Larsen, Jack Perla, Joseph Summer, Jonathon Sheffer, Monica Houghton, and Scott Gendel. She recently premiered a one-act opera, Barnaby’s Gift, for which she also claims the title of librettist. Wells earned her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and her Masters of Music degree from The Cleveland Institute of Music. In August 2023, Wells begins her appointment as Assistant Professor of Voice at the University of Dayton, where she teaches voice, opera, and a course of her own design, Music and Faith On Stage. She is a member of the National Association for the Teachers of Singing (NATS), the National Opera Association (NOA), and serves as Associate Editor of VOICE Prints, the online journal of the New York Singing Teachers Association (NYSTA).

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