Mikalia Bradberry

Classical, Voice, Opera
Location: Minneapolis

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 as well as Lucretia in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia. In addition, she performed the role of Nia in Lyric Opera of the North’s Decameron Opera Coalition submission, The Place and soloed for Minnesota Chorale’s concert BRIDGES: Black Voices Amplified. She is the winner of St. Croix Valley Opera’s vocal competition of 2021 and collaborated for the fifth time in the lecture recital, I Too Sing America, The Friendship and Collaboration of Margaret Bonds and Langston Hughes at Colorado State University in September of 2023. Additionally, Ms. Bradberry was a recent qualified competitor for the Metropolitan Opera’s Laffont Competition and was a soloist in Mahler’s Second Symphony with Mississippi Valley Orchestra in February of 2024. She will perform in Samuel Coleridge Taylor’s Atonement, and Meg Blaine with the Oratorio Society of Minnesota in August of 2024. This will mark the first time both pieces have been performed in the last 100 years.

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 and recently assisted in a masterclass at Colorado State University. She was 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 has also had the pleasure of serving on the DEI committee for Opera Oriented Projects of Minnesota.

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