Known for her vocal versatility and power, soprano, Heidi Valencia Vass, has performed and recorded extensively in Musical Theatre, Opera, Oratorio, and Crossover genres.
She received her dramatic acting/speech training at Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting in New York City and has performed extensively in repertoire and summer stock theatre.
She has sung with the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, St. Luke's Orchestra and New Jersey Symphony.
She has been a featured soloist with The Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra, and has made guest appearances with the New Rochelle Opera, Palm Springs Opera Guild, Masterworks Chorale, Vox Consort, Amherst Early Music Festival and on the Concordia Master Series.
Ms. Vass has performed extensively on the recital stage and is a member of the Areté Vocal Ensemble. She has placed first in numerous vocal competitions focusing on both musical theatre and classical singing.
Ms. Vas earned her Bachelor of Music degree at Westminster Choir College and her Master of Music degree at the University of Southern California (where she began her teaching career).
In 2007 she released her debut album, Reflections (recorded with the Budapest Symphony). She released a follow-up album, Shades, in 2013. Both albums are available on iTunes and can be heard on Spotify and Pandora. In 2013, Ms. Vass completed and released “Foundations in Singing; A guidebook for singers” - an interactive tablet-based textbook for vocal technique.
Ms. Vass is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Recording Academy, ASCAP, and the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society. Her musical/stage direction experience includes over 25 productions, spanning the Opera, Musical Theatre, Sacred and Cabaret Genres.
Heidi is on the voice faculty at California Lutheran University and is the music director at La Reina High School.