Angela Hendryx, Soprano
Soprano Angela Hendryx is a recent graudate of the Bard College Conservatory of Music Graduate Vocal Arts Program in New York, designed and led by world-renowned soprano Dawn Upshaw. While at Bard she was featured as soloist with the Albany Symphony and performing in Bard's production of Pulcinella and Svadba directed by Alison Moritz. She also had the opportunity to work with stage director Mary Birnbaum (Juilliard), preparing scenes from L'Amour de Loin, Hansel und Gretel, and Der Rosenkavalier. As a recitalist at Bard, she sang music by Gregory Spears as a part of the First Songs Project and was featured in A Little Theater Music: Blitzstein and Sondheim in Review curated by Dawn Upshaw. Additional recital work included producing her own one woman show, Bond, and co-producing a recital of folk inspired music with her peers.
Last summer, Hendryx attended the Berlin Opera Academy where she sang La Virtù in L’incoronazione di Poppea directed by David Paul. Hendryx sang in the Orford Music Festival with soprano Rosemarie Landry and soprano Nathalie Paulin. In the summers of both 2015 and 2016 she attended SongFest in Los Angeles where she coached with collaborative pianists Mark Trawka, Jennifer Tung, and Tony Cho. While there, she also sang in Master Classes with Anthony Dean Griffey, Margo Garrett, Susanne Mentzer, and Matthew Morris, and worked with composer Jake Heggie.
Hendryx graduated from Wheaton College in 2016 (BM) with several awards: the President’s Honors in Music Scholarship, the Thomas Wilcox Memorial Scholarship, and the Margarita Evans Vocal Award. Further awards include the National Association of Teachers of Singing competition as the 2016 Chicago Chapter Division Winner, the 2015 Midwest Region Honorable Mention, and the 2014 Illinois Chapter Division Winner.
While at Wheaton, Hendryx worked with mezzo soprano Sarah Holman, sang as Madame Silberklang in Mozart’s The Impresario, First Witch in Dido and Aeneas, the soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah with Dr. John Trotter, and understudied for Haydn’s The Creation with Maestro John Nelson. She also sang in Master Classes with soprano Sylvia McNair, mezzo soprano MaryAnn McCormick, soprano Cynthia Hoffman, and Duain Wolfe (Chicago Symphony Chorus conductor), as well as for soprano Julia Faulkner at the Central Region NATS Conference.
Hendryx is devoted to community outreach through music, and continues to bring music to audiences with limited musical exposure, having sung often for nursing home residents, middle school and high school students, and bringing an opera to a correctional facility with her colleagues at Wheaton.