"Those who wish to sing,
always find a song."
- Swedish Proverb
Praised for a voice “having sweet clarity ” which “personifies the joy of the music,” American Soprano, Emily Truckenbrod has appeared in recital, concerts, and opera throughout the United States as well as in Italy, France, Austria, Honduras and Tanzania, East Africa.
Ms. Truckenbrod, lauded for her performances in oratorio and orchestral works, has appeared as soloist with the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (New Orleans), Masterworks Chorale (Illinois), The Wichita Symphony (Kansas), the Canterbury Choral Society and Oklahoma City Philharmonic (Oklahoma City), the Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra (Illinois/Iowa), the Richmond Symphony (Indiana), The Handel Oratorio Society (Illinois), The American Kantorei (St. Louis), the LaFosse Baroque Ensemble (Iowa), Collegium Vocale (St. Louis), Concert Choir of Northeast Connecticut, the Northshore Choral Society (Louisiana), among others.
In recent seasons, Ms. Truckenbrod delighted audiences as Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore and went on to portray Adele in Die Fledermaus with the Wichita Grand Opera with great success. Other roles include the Queen of the Night and Papagena (The Magic Flute), Susannah (The Marriage of Figaro), Marie (The Daughter of the Regiment), Gretel (Hansel and Gretel), Oscar (Un Ballo in Maschera), Nella (Gianni Schicchi), Yum Yum (The Mikado) and Monica (The Medium).
An enthusiast of contemporary art music, Ms. Truckenbrod has been a featured soloist at Society of Composers (SCI) National and Regional Conferences, the Midwest Composers Symposium, and numerous times with the Center for New Music at The University of Iowa. Most recently, she appeared with the St. Louis Opera Collective, in a staged adaptation of Melissa Dunphy’s Tesla’s Pigeon.
Ms. Truckenbrod holds the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master’s Degree from theUniversity of Iowa and a Bachelor of Music from Northern Illinois University. She has also completed studies at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, the Eastman School of Music and as an intern with the National Association of Teachers of Singing Intern Program. Dr. Truckenbrod is currently the Director of Vocal Studies at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.