Dr. Claire Vangelisti’s voice has graced both national and international concert and operatic stages, performing repertoire from Bach to Berg. In 1998, her international debut was well received in Lisbon, Portugal at the Centro Cultural de Belém where she presented a solo recital of twentieth-century American Music. The following year, Ms. Vangelisti toured in Portugal as concert soloist with the Orchestra Filarmonia das Beiras under the baton of Osvaldo Ferrierra, and in the Fall of 2002 while serving as Artist in Residence at the Universidád de Aveiro, in Aveiro, Portugal, Vangelisti performed an additional solo recital of American Twentieth-Century Song which included the world premiere of Letting Go, a song cycle by Daron Hagen. In the U.S., Ms. Vangelisti has performed as concert soloist with organizations such as the San Antonio Symphony, Temple Philharmonic Orchestra, Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra, Texas Chamber Consort, Austin Civic Orchestra, Austin Symphonic Band, Austin Chamber Ensemble, and the Monroe Symphony Chorus. Her stage career includes appearances with Austin Lyric Opera, Lyric Opera of San Antonio, Southwest Opera, the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Austin, and Louisiana Opera. Vangelisti is an avid champion of the music of living composers, collaborating with artists such as Libby Larsen, John Harbison, Daron Hagen, Lowell Liebermann, Frank Ticheli, William Bolcom, Eric Ewazen, Jake Hegge, and Enrico Carrapatoso. Vangelisti holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Texas at Austin. She is currently Voice Area Coordinator/Professor at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.