Born in southern California, mezzo-soprano Laurel Coddington is currently pursuing a double degree in Music Performance (Voice) and Communication Sciences & Disorders at Biola University under the tutelage of Jeanne Robison. She has continually placed in the annual Collegiate NATS competition, performed with the Biola Symphony Orchestra as a winner of the conservatory’s Honors Concerto Competition, and participated in various masterclasses. Laurel has also received numerous awards and scholarships for her contribution to the voice department and musical achievement at Biola.
A four-year member of the prestigious Biola University Chorale, Laurel has had the opportunity to perform at the Western Regional ACDA convention and national NCCO conference, as well as tour across Arizona, northern California, and Ireland.
Laurel has appeared in multiple mainstage productions during her time at Biola including Le Nozze de Figaro (Cherubino), Die Fledermaus (Prince Orlofsky), Street Scene (Mrs. Olsen), and Die Zauberflöte (Zweite Knabe), along with a variety of operatic and musical theatre excerpts.
In the fall at Biola, Laurel will perform as the Third Spirit in an excerpt from Clive Hamilton (world premiere), composed by Calgary native, Joel Balzun. Other features will include The Music Man and spring opera scenes program.