Mikalia Bradberry, instructor, is a mezzo-soprano currently based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Niagara Falls natives, she received her Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from Abilene Christian University and her Master of Music in vocal performance from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Ms. Bradberry’s operatic highlights include Carmen in La Tragedie de Carmen and Madame de Croissy in Poulenc’s Les Dialogues de Carmélites for the University of Minnesota, as well as Lucretia in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia for An Opera Theatre in Minneapolis. In addition, she recently performed the role of Nia in Lyric Opera of the North’s Decameron Opera Coalition submission, The Place and soloed for Minnesota Chorale’s recent concert BRIDGES: Black Voices Amplified. She is the winner of St. Croix Valley Opera’s vocal competition of 2021 and is scheduled to perform in Mississippi Valley Orchestra’s presentation of Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky in May of 2022.
Ms. Bradberry has led masterclasses for various non major voice classes at the University of Minnesota as well as a Masterclass for Southern Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri. She is a teaching artist for An Opera Theatre in Minneapolis and was the President and Student Conductor of the A Cappella Chorus at Abilene Christian University. Ms. Bradberry also has the pleasure of serving on the DEI committee for Opera Oriented Projects of Minnesota.