Ivy Walz, DMA is a teaching artist dedicated to helping students develop a healthy singing technique that bridges across musical genre. An active performer, her most recent performances include oratorio, chamber music, art song, opera and cabaret. Favorite main stage roles include Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, Nicklause in Les Contes D'Hoffmann and Dido in Dido and Aeneas. She has performed with Cincinnati Opera, Syracuse Opera, Tri-Cities Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera and the Spoleto Festival. She performs frequently with regional orchestras and some of her most recent performances include mezzo solos in the Verdi Requiem, Mozart's Mass in C minor and Bach's Johannes Passion. She has been lauded for her performances of American contemporary music and recently performed with Jake Heggie as a guest recitalist at Cornell University. In 2012 she was selected as a National Association of Teachers of Singing mentor fellow to perform at SongFest where she worked with Martin Katz, Graham Johnson, John Musto, Amy Burton, William Bolcom and Joan Morris. Recent vocal studies have been with Barbara Honn and Mary Henderson-Stucky. She has worked closely with coaches Kenneth Griffiths, Donna Loewy, Marie-France LeFebvre and Diane Richardson. She was awarded semi-finalist for the Joy in Singing Competition in 2012 and 2013. She is a graduate of the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, DMA and Ithaca College, MM and BM.