Valerie M. Trujillo’s experiences in song literature and opera make her a much sought after accompanist, coach, and teacher of masterclasses. Formerly Co-Director of the Young American Artists Program at Glimmerglass Opera, she has been associated with many opera companies including Santa Fe Opera, Wexford Festival Opera (Ireland), Connecticut Opera, Shreveport Opera, Mississippi Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Opera Theatre at Wildwood, Augusta Opera, Ohio Light Opera and Opera in the Ozarks. Ms. Trujillo has served as artist faculty at the Tanglewood Music Center, Ars Vocalis México (Zamora, México), the Taos Opera Institute, The Lake Placid Institute, and Intermezzo Program for Young Artists as well as the academic faculty at the Hartt School, Middle Tennessee State University, Yale University and Central Connecticut State University. She made her Weill Recital Hall debut in 2006 and her compact disc, Thou didst delight my Ears, featuring tenor, Ian Partridge, was recently released on the Mark Records label. Ms. Trujillo can also be heard on the Grammy-nominated Chandos release of Bennett’s The Mines of Sulphur, as well as with fellow Florida State University faculty members Deborah Bish and Christopher Moore on the Mark Records label. A native of Santa Fe, N.M., she received her musical training from Eastern New Mexico University and the University of Illinois, where she studied with John Wustman. She taught at The Florida State University from 1990-1996 and rejoined the faculty in 2002, where she is now Professor of Vocal Coaching and Accompanying.
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