Gabrielle J. McCormack is a young, vivacious, and creative mezzo-soprano who aspires to be an expert music educator and a respected performer. She loves theater and hopes to perform in operas all over the world one day. Eventually, once she is established, she would like to do opera outreach for children who may not have ever experienced the art form.
Miss McCormack is currently earning her M.M. in vocal performance at The Hartt School at the University of Hartford. She originates from a small town called Gowanda, NY where she grew up with her parents, who encouraged her musical talents from a very early age. At the age of six, she started piano lessons and her musical passion grew from there. In middle school and high school she participated in chorus, band, plays, and many musicals. She was also very active in her church community at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, where she was a cantor, an altar server, and a lecture. After high school, she decided to attend the Crane school of Music at SUNY Potsdam to earn a B.M. in music education. After experiencing and falling in love with opera, she decided to double major in vocal performance and music education. During her undergraduate studies, Ms. McCormack attended voice programs in Salzburg, Austria and Arona, Italy. She knew after her bachelor’s degree was finished, she wanted to continue her opera performance studies at a different university to make more connections. After student teaching, she earned her initial certification to teach music education K-12 in NYS. She is now a nanny to two wonderful children, and has a job as the alto section leader at Old St. Andrews Church in Bloomfield, Connecticut while focusing on earning her master’s degree.