Graycen Gardner, soprano, is currently based in Los Angeles, where she is a professional singer specializing in classical and session vocals. Her ability to deftly alternate between a full operatic vocal production and a light, shimmering sound enables her to sing a wide, wonderful variety of repertoire and musical styles. In 2017, she received an M.M. in Vocal Arts from the University of Southern California, where she earned the Outstanding Graduate Award and the Vocal Arts Department Award, and she was selected to perform in the Boston Court Performing Arts Center’s Emerging Artists Series. In 2018, Graycen worked as a studio artist at Central City Opera, where she performed the role of Galatea in Acis and Galatea and received the Young Artist Award for Excellence. In 2019, she performed in the premiere tour of Timothy Peterson’s The Séance with New Opera Works, and she will be reprising her role as “The Voice of the Dead” in New Opera West’s revival of the work this season. She has been a featured soloist in the St. Matthew’s Music Guild concert series, and she was selected to perform as a member of the chorus in Beth Morrison Projects’ 2020 production of Angel’s Bone. In addition to her work with LA Master Chorale, she performs as a session singer for film and television productions; recent credits include Mulan (2020), DC League of Super-Pets, and Peter Pan & Wendy. Along with her profound love of performance, Graycen has a passion for teaching, and she provides private voice instruction to students in the greater Los Angeles area and beyond.