B i o g r a p h y
Bridget Moriarty, soprano, has performed with Symphoria!, the Syracuse Symphony, Greensboro Opera, Syracuse Opera, Oswego Opera, and the Society for New Music for whom she created the title role in the new opera, Eleanor Roosevelt in 2011.
On the concert stage, she has appeared in performances of Handel's Messiah, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music, Christopher Theofanidis’ The Here and Now, and as a featured soloist with the University of North Carolina Greensboro Wind Ensemble. She was also a featured soloist in the Greensboro Opera 2014 Gala, GO! to the Movies, and the Greensboro Opera 2013 Gala, Wine Women and Song.
Roles include Lady Billows in Albert Herring, Lucette (Cinderella) in Cendrillon, Frasquita in Carmen, Yum-Yum in The Mikado, Madame Euterpova in Help, Help, the Globolinks!, Belinda in Dido and Aeneas, Mrs. Higgins in My Fair Lady, and The Defendant in a gender-reversed production of Trial by Jury. In 2016, she won the Mid-Atlantic Region National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award Competition and went on to win the Mary Wolfman Award at the national level. In 2014 she received an Encouragement Award from the Charlotte Opera Guild Vocal Competition.
Bridget serves on the faculty of Niagara University's Theatre Department. Previously Bridget taught voice at Syracuse University’s Department of Drama and School of Music, the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, the State University of New York Oswego, and was a staff pianist at Hamilton College, in Clinton, NY. While attending the University of North Carolina Greensboro, Bridget was a teaching assistant maintaining a full voice studio while completing coursework.
As an award-winning music director, Bridget has conducted and musically directed critically acclaimed performances of Spring Awakening, First Lady Suite, Cabaret, Les Misérables, Hair, Avenue Q, The Wizard of Oz, and Bring it On. Bridget was awarded the Syracuse Area Live Theater (SALT) Award for Best Musical Director in 2018, 2017, 2012, and 2010, when she also received the SALT Award for Lead Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Lucille Frank in Jason Robert Brown’s Parade; a show she also music directed.
Outside of the university setting, Bridget maintains a private voice studio and many of her students have gone on to pursue music degree programs and music theater degree programs at the collegiate level. Her students from Syracuse University and UNCG can be seen in regional productions, national tours, cruises, and Broadway.
As a conductor, Bridget has conducted the Oswego County Senior Women's Chorus, and worked as the interim music director at University United Methodist Church in Syracuse, NY. She has also worked with the choral ensembles at UNCG and at Syracuse University, and has conducted a 14-piece orchestra for a production of Les Misérables.
Bridget received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of North Carolina Greensboro in Vocal Performance with a cognate in conducting. A native of Syracuse, NY, she received a Masters of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Syracuse University and a Bachelors of Music degree in Music Education with a concentration in piano and voice from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. Voice teachers include Dr. Robert Wells, Ms. Janet Brown, and Dr. Deborah Massell.
Bridget is a proud member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.