Martha Guth, Soprano: DMA from the University of Michigan, Meisterklasse from the Augsburg Hochschule für Musik, M.M at Cincinnati College conservatory of Music, B.M. Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Martha Guth is Thrilled to be joining the voice faculty of Ithaca College in the fall of 2018. As a teaching artist her goal is to create a nurturing environment where students feel confident, curious and empowered in the practice room, the classroom, and the performance hall. Her strengths lie in making students more aware of their own body as instrument, not allowing physical tension to get in the way of artistic intent, so that the one can tell a complete and compelling story on stage.
Martha’s recital performances include Wigmore Hall, the Leeds Lieder Festival and the Vancouver International Song Institute with Graham Johnson; the Liederkranz with Dalton Baldwin; recitals in NYC with Malcolm Martineau, and numerous appearances throughout North America and Europe with long-time collaborators, pianist Erika Switzer and pianist Spencer Myer. Her recitals have been broadcast by the CBC Radio/Radio Canada, NPR, the BBC, and the WDR in Germany. Recent concert performances include The National Cathedral in Washington D.C., Sacred Music in a Sacred Space in NYC, The Flagstaff Symphony, the Newfoundland Symphony, the Richmond Symphony, the Columbus Symphony, and the Toledo Symphony. Recent recitals include performances in Berlin, Worms, Hannover, NYC, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, and Norfolk, Virgina. Her operatic credits include The Canadian Opera Company, The Santa Fe Opera, Opera Lyra, and the Grazer Oper. She has performed under Maestro’s Seiji Ozawa, Robert Spano, Helmut Rilling, John Nelson, Richard Bradshaw, Alan Gilbert and others.
Martha’s growing discography includes the Latin GRAMMY nominated recording of Roberto’s Sierra’s song cycle ‘Beyond the Silence of Sorrow’, recorded with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Puerto Rico for Naxos. She has also recorded a solo disc of Schubert songs with fortepianist Penelope Crawford for Musica Omnia, John Fitz-Roger’s ‘Magna Mysteria’ for the Innova label, and the Five Borough’s Song Book for GVR records. She was a founding faculty member of the Vancouver International Song Institute and co-director of its Contemporary Performance Studies program.
Together with Erika Switzer, she is Co-Director of Sparks & Wiry Cries, a global platform for art song spanning dissemination, performance, and commission of new works. Their first recording on the ‘Sparks & Co.’ label of the Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes is available for purchase on iTunes. More information can be found www.marthaguth.com & www.sparksandwirycries.org