Teresa Procter, Mezzo-Soprano
Mezzo-soprano Teresa Procter originally from Decorah, IA, delights in performing chamber, operatic, jazz, and concert repertoire, and bringing music to audiences beyond the concert hall. Her musical roots began in Northeast Iowa, where as an undergraduate at Luther College, she was a member of the Nordic Choir and the mezzo-soprano soloist for the world premiere of A Luther Mass by Stephen Paulus at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, MN. She went on to receive her MM in Voice Performance from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston, TX. Teresa is a former teaching musical artist and mezzo-soprano with Houston Grand Opera’s (HGO) community and collaboration initiative, HGOco, an alumna of the Da Camera of Houston Young Artist program, and singer-songwriter with Purple Songs Can Fly music studio at the Texas Children’s Hospital. She has served as the Texas Program Coordinator and Emcee with Music for Autism since 2016, formerly a feature performer for the organization based in New York City. Favorite musical collaborations include Houston Symphony Orchestra’s GRAMMY Award winning performance of Wozzeck by Alban Berg, and HGO’s partnership with NASA on the world premiere of Gregory Spears and Royce Vavrek’s chamber opera, O Columbia. Teresa is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist, specializing in voice, swallowing, and upper airway disorders (MA in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Houston). She recently completed a year-long fellowship at the Lakeshore Professional Voice Center in Metro Detroit, MI. She has particular interest in the rehabilitation and habilitation of the singing voice and has presented research at the Voice Foundation, Fall Voice Conference, and Texas Speech-Hearing Language Association. Teresa continually performs in a harp/voice/flute trio for Houston Methodist’s Center for Performing Arts Medicine Crain Garden Series, Daniel Pearl Music Days, and house concerts with her husband on piano.