Soprano Laura Dawalt received her DMA and MM in vocal performance from UNC Greensboro, studying under Dr. Robert Bracey. She is an active soloist and recitalist and has performed solo and chamber works at New England Conservatory, Duke Chapel, Averett University, and the Boston Early Music Festival. Dr. Dawalt has performed with the Greensboro Vocal Consort and Greensboro Early Music, and is co-founder of the chamber group the Imaginary Friends Ensemble. She has sung in operas at Brevard’s Janeic Opera; the Roanoke Island Festival; and UNCG, and her alma mater Wheaton College. She has enjoyed singing the roles of Helene in Hindemith’s Hin und zurück, and L’écureuil in L’enfant et les sortilèges, Nimue in Camelot, Christine in a world premiere of the opera Picnic, Amy in Little Women, and Miss Titmouse in Too Many Sopranos. Her research endeavors have included public lectures on Stephen Foster’s parlor songs, the evolution of Haitian musical culture, performance and gender in Schubert Lieder, and the French songs of Louise Talma. A french She enjoys sharing her love of music with her students at both Greensboro College and Averett University, several of whom have won awards in classical voice and music theater competitions.