Emily Tiberi

Emily Tiberi

Emily Tiberi
Soprano - Adjunct

Emily Tiberi

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Emily Tiberi, soprano, is a passionate voice teacher and singer with over ten years of teaching experience in the private voice studio and choral rehearsal room, and an extensive list of stage performances and theater experience.

As an integral faculty member of the Pittsburgh Girls Choir (PGC), Emily directed the Melodia, Harmonia, and Women of Song ensembles, and served as the Interim Artistic Director for the 2017 – 2018 season. Additionally, she taught private voice lessons to choristers, planned camps, and helped to direct tours, including a two-week trip to the Pacific International Children’s Choral Festival in Eugene, Oregon. She also taught a Choral Skills class to help  students develop the necessary skills to enter the top touring choir. While working for PGC, Emily also maintained a vibrant voice studio at Winchester Thurston School, where her students regularly sang lead roles in the school’s musicals.

She has been a professional chorister for the Pittsburgh Camerata as well as numerous Pittsburgh and Philadelphia churches and local choirs, including: Shadyside Presbyterian Church, First Presbyterian Church (where she was also Interim Music Director), St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church & Schola Cantorum, Pittsburgh Compline Choir, and St. Luke’s United Church of Christ (where Emily is currently the pianist and music director).

Emily pursued her M.M. at Westminster Choir College (WCC) where she was regularly featured in Westminster Opera Theatre’s productions, and was the winner of the 2019 Westminster Voice Awards. She was the graduate assistant for the Presser Voice Lab under Dr. Kathy Kessler Price. As part of this assistantship, Emily lectured in both the undergraduate and graduate Voice Science classes, assisted students and faculty with their research projects, and operated medical-grade lab equipment. Emily has also guest-lectured on the subject of Voice Technology at West Chester University.

At WCC, Emily was an active operatic and choral performer. As part of the award-winning Westminster Choir, Emily toured the west coast of the US and was a resident chorister at the 2019 Spoleto Festival. At Spoleto, Emily was a soloist and chorister in Joby Talbot’s Path of Miracles, staged by John La Bouchardiere. As part of the Westminster Symphonic Choir, Emily sang numerous performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic. Under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Emily sang Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s b minor Mass. She sang Mozart’s Requiem with the Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of Bernard Labadie.

Emily remains an active performer. She has sung Giunia in Lucio Silla (Chicago Summer Opera), Marie in Marie Begins, Noémie in Cendrillon; Mother in Avow, First Lady in Die Zauberflöte (Westminster Opera Theater)Nella in Gianni Schicchi (Pittsburgh Savoyards)Madame Silberklang in The Impresario, Lisette in La Rondine, Berta in I barbiere di Siviglia (Undercroft Opera), and Lennie the Foxcub in The Fantastic Mr. Fox (Microscopic Opera)Emily has premiered two roles: Princess Peach in I fratelli Mario, a comedic opera about Mario Bros., the video game, and Angela in a horror opera, Evenings in Quarantine: The Zombie Opera.  She is a first place winner in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competitions, both statewide and regionally.

Emily continues to deepen her pedagogical knowledge as a member of NATS, at the Voice Pedagogy Institute, and by attending seminars with New York based pedagogue, David L. Jones. She participated in the 2018 and 2019 Westminster Choral Institutes (in 2019, as chorister and collaborative pianist) and received her Kodaly Level I certification at Westminster Choir College in 2016.