Soprano Andréa Ochoa brings intelligence, joy, and a shimmering instrument to art song platforms and the operatic stage. Recently, Ms. Ochoa performed a heartfelt yet intricate Leatitia turned Bessie in a double bill of Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief and Weill’s Mahagonny - Songspiel with NYU Steinhardt. She was recently granted the 7th place award in Ópera Maya’s annual competition, where she was slated to perform as a Young Artist for the 2020 season before Covid-19. She was also slated to make her role debut as the title character in L'incoronazione di Poppea with the Trentino Music Festival this summer before another Covid-19 cancellation. She is a regular soloist with Apple Tree Art Song Initiative, and a Soprano and Alto Section Leader at Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City, NY.
In 2019, Ms. Ochoa performed the role of Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with New York Lyric Opera Theater. She was the heart and soul of the opera, and performed in acclaimed New York venues, including Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, Scorca Hall at The National Opera Center, and Lincoln Center’s Bruno Walter Auditorium.
Ms. Ochoa completed her undergraduate studies at Oklahoma Christian University, where she received her Bachelor of Music Education. During this time, she built her skill set as a cross-trained singer performing in many musicals, her favorite roles including Marian Paroo in The Music Man and Beth March in Little Women: The Musical. For the past two and a half years, she has lived in New York City, and now studies under the tutelage of acclaimed teacher Neil Semer. During this time she has also earned her Master of Music in Vocal Performance and an Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy from NYU Steinhardt.
Ms. Ochoa is a dedicated and skilled voice teacher, having taught students ages 6-65 over the course of 7 years. During her graduate studies, she was an Adjunct Instructor of Voice at NYU Steinhardt, where she taught dozens of students a solidified and healthy technique across all singing genres. She is also the founder of Building Voices of the Future, a summer program for gifted High School singers, and Apple Tree Art Song Initiative, a production company dedicated to bringing classical singing to where it hasn't been before.
Ms. Ochoa is also an Enneagram 9w8, yogi, runner, dog mom to Oliver, and lover of chocolate cake.