The American mezzo-soprano and music teachere, Brittnee Siemon, holds degrees in Voice Performance and Music Therapy, and carries Academic and Performance Distinction from Ohio University, the University of South Carolina, and the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. While studying in Boston, she was awarded the prestigious Beneficent Society Scholarship, which lead to her award-winning European concert debut for a new composition on Mona Lisa radio in Amsterdam.
Brittnee Siemon is an avid performer of concert, recital, and opera. In the USA and abroad, she has been affiliated with well-known ensembles at Boston’s Old South Church, the Handel and Haydn Society, and Boston Baroque. As a concert soloist in the Southeast, she has appeared with the South Carolina Philharmonic, Augusta Symphony and Choral Society, Columbia Choral Society, and St. Augustine Music Festival. She is also the principle vocalist and co-founder of the Columbia Baroque Soloists, South Carolina’s only Baroque ensemble performing with historic instruments and pitch. The ensemble debuted in 2007, and provides 8-10 concerts per season, master-classes, workshops, and outreach programmes.
Her recital accomplishments include premieres of early and modern works, and a debut at Jordan Hall in Boston. She continues to collaborate and record regularly. In appearances with the Harvard Early Music Society, the Boston Globe hailed her Baroque operatic roles as, “poignantly sung…florid, yet substantial,” and span the interpretation of both the Rameau and Monteverdi Orfeo, to the title role in Jepthe by Antonio Vivaldi). Brittnee Siemon has also given notable classical and contemporary operatic performances with The Spartanburg Repertory Company, Greenville Light Opera Works, Inspiration Point Fine Artist’s Colony, and the Orlando Opera.
Dr. Siemon is an expert studio teacher and clinician, as well as an Alexander Technique practitioner. She has served on the music faculties of Rollins College, Columbia College, Charleston Southern University, and Jacksonville University. She is currently Head of Voice at The Fine Arts Center in Greenville, SC, and is an active teacher and clinician.