Tami Petty, Soprano, is the 2014 Award Recipient of the Joy in Singing Prize. She made her Lincoln Center debut
singing Rossini’s PETITE MESSE SOLENELLE with the Voices of Ascension at Alice Tully Hall in 2010. The
New York Times praised Petty’s “powerful soprano,” and Classical Music Network declared, “Such a beauty and
purity of tone is so rare that I could only listen in ethereal pleasure." Other New York City performances include
Pani Paskova in Janacek’s CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN at Avery Fisher Hall with New York Philharmonic,
Schmidt’s NOTRE DAME at Carnegie Hall with American Symphony Orchestra, and Steven Sametz’s Carmina
Amoris at Carnegie Hall.
Highlights from past seasons include Woglinde in the final scene from Wagner’s DAS RHEINGOLD with
American Symphony Orchestra at the Bard Summerscape Festival, the title role in Puccini's SUOR ANGELICA
with Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, Leonore in Beethoven's FIDELIO with Opera Fort Collins, Vaughan
Williams's A SEA SYMPHONY with Buffalo Philharmonic, Michael Tippett’s A CHILD OF OUR TIME with
Manchester Choral Society, and the FOUR LAST SONGS of Richard Strauss with the symphonies of Fort Collins
and St. Joseph. A recitalist of the first rank, she has performed locally with Brooklyn Art Song Society, 5BMF,
Caritas for St. Ignatius Loyola, Joy in Singing, and NYSTA.
Winner of career grants from the Richard Tucker Foundation, the Lotte Lehmann Foundation, Chautauqua Opera
Guild, the Lotte Lenya Competition, and the prestigious Merola Opera Program of the San Francisco Opera Center,
Petty also received special recognition from the Marilyn Horne Foundation for her participation in the Music
Academy of the West. She is the first recipient of the Emerging Artist Award from the Sorel Organization honoring
women in music, and she received the Jessie Kneisel Prize in German Lieder while a student at the Eastman School
With graduate degrees from the Eastman School of Music in Vocal Performance and Stage Direction,Ms Petty
teaches voice in the metro NYC area privately and on staff at William Patterson University, and
AMDA. She serves as the Director of Music at Middle Collegiate Church in the East Village where she oversees an
ecclectic program for multiple choirs, band, organ, and diversified events and music programming.