Meet Dr. Roden

 

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Stella Dayrit Roden, Professor of Music, teaches Vocal Arts and Vocal Pedagogy. She has performed as a featured soloist with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, New Britain Symphony, The Connecticut Virtuosi, and as a soprano soloist in numerous choral societies. Since joining the UCM faculty in 2005, she has been a featured soloist with each of UCM's premiere large ensembles, and regionally, as a guest artist with the Sedalia Symphony and Marshall Philharmonic. As Resident Artist with the Wichita Grand Opera, she performed the role of 'Cio-Cio San’s Cousin' in Puccini's Madama Butterfly and served as a member of the opera chorus for the 2011 season. Other notable roles include Violetta Valery in Verdi’s La Traviata, Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Marguerite in Gounod’s Faust. Since 2012, Dr. Roden has concertized in Florence, Italy, in a concert series sponsored by Accademia Europea di Firenze, Misericordia di Firenze-Piazza Duomo, Firenze Lirica and University of Central Missouri. Most recently, Dr. Roden collaborated with other artists from across the globe in the annual Barcelona Festival of Song, June - July 2016, Summer Program in Barcelona, Spain.

Stella Roden received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Connecticut, a Master of Music degree, Vocal Performance from New England Conservatory, and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from James Madison University. She has numerous 1st place awards from the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competitions, to include Virginia State, the Mid-Atlantic Region, and Connecticut State Levels. Dr. Roden has also been a finalist in prestigious competitions such as the Connecticut Opera Guild, the Austin Lyric Young Artist's Competition, and the NATSAA New England Regional Division Competition. In 2014 and 2016 she was a semi-finalist and finalist in The American Prize competitions, the Chicago Oratorio Award, and the Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Award in Art Song, Professional Division.

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