profheadTia's Profile

A native of Florida, she received her Bachelor and Master of Music performance degrees at the Florida State University and the Catholic University of America, respectively.  She performed as a classical vocal soloist with the US Navy Band in halls across the country, including Constitution Hall and the John F. Kennedy Center.  She is featured on the Navy Band’s 2011 Derivations CD singing William Grant Still's "Songs of Separation." She has produced and performed a vocal recital series entitled Triptych, showcasing the art song.  In spring 2012, she debuted with the local opera company, The In Series, singing in the opera chorus of Mozart’s Idomeneo .  In fall 2012 she sang two supporting roles in Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.  Her "hysterical turn as Mercury" was regarded by the Washington Post as “worth the price of admission on its own”.  Her operatic aspirations continue, domestic and abroad.  She performs annual solo recitals in the DMV area, and is a church soloist and section leader.  In her spare time, she enjoys singing pop and folk songs with her guitar in coffee house and open-mic settings.  Her artistic pursuits also include recording projects.