Hailing from Southern Manitoba, Alyssa Hildebrand is thrilled to be participating in HSOF this summer. She recently completed a Master of Music in Performance and Literature at the University of Western Ontario, studying with Jackalyn Short. She completed her Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance in Winnipeg, at Canadian Mennonite University, studying with David Klassen. Alyssa has been the finalist in several music competitions, including the Verna Mae Janzen Competition and Winnipeg’s Tudor Bowl. Alyssa has had the opportunity to learn through several summer programs including Opera NUOVA and Accademia Europea dell’Opera. She has performed several roles including: Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro, Josephine in HMS Pinafore, Bastienne in Bastien und Bastienne, and understudying the role of Anne Page in the Merry Wives of Windsor.
Alyssa has a passion for music performance and vocal pedagogy. She is excited to be returning to Manitoba to open up a private voice studio, and become involved in the vibrant music community present in Winnipeg. After two years teaching voice at the Ontario Mennonite Music Camp, she is exciting to be starting her own music camp for young vocalists in Manitoba, called Find Your Voice Music Camp. She hopes to spend the next several years developing artistry through the art of performance and teaching.