ABOUT

Bio

 

Peruvian-American soprano, Charlotte Ushela, recently graduated with a Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM), studying with Dr. Mary Schiller. While pursuing graduate studies at CIM, she performed the roles of Annio in La Clemenza di Tito and Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro

 

Ms. Ushela previously attended the University of Miami for her undergraduate studies in music, where she received numerous awards, including the Provost Scholarship as a participant of its Summer Program in Salzburg, Austria.

 

During the summer of 2011, she had the opportunity to attend the Manhattan School of Muisc Summer Voice Festival, where she studied under the guidance of renowned Metropolitan Opera soprano Mignon Dunn.

Last summer, she was invited to perform the role of Pamina in The Magic Flute at the Music Academy International Festival in Trentino, Italy.

 

During 2016, collaborating with the National Choir for their performances of Rossini's Stabat Mater, Carmen and Turandot. In addition, Ms. Ushela made her debut at the Teatro Municipal de Lima as Pamina from The Magic Flute in a production of Opera en Castellano.   

During the summer of 2018, she was a participant of the Shenandoah Conservatory CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute. She is currently teaching as a voice instructor at the Pontificate Catholic University of Peru, helping her students to develop a healthy technique through functional training among various styles of singing.  

A note of gratitude

 

First of all, I would like to thank you for taking the time to explore my new site and support me in this journey of sharing the beauty and power of music with all of you. 

 

When I first started singing in elementary school, I had no idea this would be the path leading me to overcome my biggest fears, take responsability over what had been given to me, and most importantly, to learn to trust that I could be an instrument in bringing beauty and meaning to the world through music and words, and be capable of crossing cultural barriers and touching the human spirit. 

 

The challenges that came along with the privilege of making  music have made me question so many aspects of life and proven to me that in order to grow one must learn to fall, find the lesson from every experience and get back up with trust, gratitude and a positive attitude. No matter what, the show must go on! 

 

Humbly I reach out to you in order to keep this beautiful art form alive and vibrant, in a  world where there is such an urgent need for true love, compassion, peace, and hope.   

 

With gratitude, 

 

Charlotte