Lauded in the New York Times for her “admirable fluidity,” soprano Amy Petrongelli revels in singing music of all different periods and styles. She has fostered a diverse solo performance career that encompasses Haydn’s Creation in Carnegie Hall to Berio’s Sequenza III at the Radio Nacional Córdoba in Argentina.
Amy’s commitment to musical collaboration has led her to fellowships at summer programs such as the Eighth Blackbird Creative Lab, Tanglewood Music Center, Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar, and New Music on the Point. This dedication has also driven her to work closely with living composers, helping to about bringing alive new solo and chamber works for the voice. Most recently, Amy joined Houston Grand Opera to premiere the role of Margie in Some Light Emerges, by the award-winning creative trio of composer Laura Kaminsky and librettists Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed.
In 2014, Amy helped to found the Khemia Ensemble, a chamber ensemble that seeks to promote cultural exchange through contemporary music. Now in its third season, the Khemia Ensemble has led several residencies in both North and South America including the University of Michigan, Tufts University, the University of Missouri, the National University of Bogota, and the National University of Cordoba. The ensemble has been featured on festivals and concert series such as Strange Beautiful Music in Detroit, the third annual New Music Gathering, Latin IS America at Michigan State University and the Biennial New Music Festival at the National University of Cordoba.
Past operatic performances include include Despina in Cosi fan tutte, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, Amy in Little Women, Tytania in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Adina in L'elisir d'amore, and Papagena in Die Zauberflöte. Also an avid recitalist, Amy has appeared in recital across the Midwest and East Coast for organizations such as the Casement Fund Recital Series in Brooklyn, NY, The Block in Muskegon, MI, and the Contemporary Undercurrent of Song Project in Princeton, NJ. Amy has had the honor of working closely with artists such as Dawn Upshaw, Stephanie Blythe, Lucy Shelton, Tony Arnold, Martin Katz, Kathleen Kelly, Howard Watkins, Alan Smith, and Timothy Cheek.
A passionate educator, Amy has taught voice at the Pennsylvania State University, the University of Michigan, the University of Akron, Eastern Michigan University, and Saginaw Valley State University. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Central Michigan University, as well as both an MM and DMA in Vocal Performance from the University of Michigan.
Amy is currently an Assistant Professor of Voice at Baylor University in Waco, TX, where she can be found running, reading, and searching for the next great microbrew.