Amy Petrongelli, soprano

Lauded by The New York Times for her “admirable fluidity,” soprano Amy Petrogelli revels in singing music of all different periods and styles. Her diverse solo performance career encompasses music from  Haydn’s Creation in Carnegie Hall to Berio’s Sequenza III at the Radio Nacional Córdoba in Argentina. Amy finds joy in connecting traditional and non-traditional vocal repertoire.

Amy’s commitment to musical collaboration has led her to fellowships at summer programs such as the 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 bring new solo and chamber works for the voice to life. Most recently, Amy joined Houston Grand Opera to premiere the role of Margie in “Some Light Emerges”, the newest opera 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 and been featured on new music festivals in North and South America, working to foster a common musical language across cultures. 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.

A passionate educator, Amy has taught voice at the University of Michigan, the University of Akron, Eastern Michigan University, and Saginaw Valley State University. She is currently a member of the voice faculty at Penn State University in State College, PA, where she can be found running, reading, and searching for the next great microbrew.