Monica Isomura, alto, has been praised for her warm vocal quality and captivating stage presence. Having recently relocated from New York, she made her Houston debut with the Lone Star Lyric in "American Shorts" in their 2014 Summer Opera Festival. She has sung for Michigan Opera Theater, The Castleton Festival, the Occasional Opera Company (NYC), Stony Brook Opera, and Opera in the Ozarks. Monica has been a young artist with Opera New Jersey and Toledo Opera, and a participant in The Songfest Music Festival at the Colburn School in Los Angeles. Favorite operatic roles include Suzuki in Madame Butterfly, Medoro in Handel's Orlando, Annio in La Clemenza di Tito, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream. In concert, Monica has been a soloist in Stravinsky’s Pulcinella, Mozart’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater, Handel’s Messiah, and numerous Bach cantatas with several choral and orchestral ensembles. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, a master’s degree from the University of Michigan, and is currently completing her doctorate in voice performance at Stonybrook University in New York. Monica is thrilled to join the Chamber Choir this season.