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Soprano Taylor Kirk has had the joy of multiple acclaimed performances at Carnegie Hall, La MaMa and the Baruch Performing Arts Center. She has a particular affinity for oratorio, and was thrilled to return to the WKCS to perform Gabriel, in Haydn's Creation, as well as soprano soloist in Handel's Messiah. This past spring she also advanced to the 2019 New York Lyric Opera Theatre's National Voice Competition Finals, held at Carnegie Hall, in New York City. She returned to the ASPS “Spring Into Song” series to work with Mark Markham in his Collaborative Duos master class. She also recently appeared in the role of Linfea, in La Calisto, with dell’Arte Opera Ensemble. Additionally, she was a semi-finalist in the Premiere Opera Foundation International Voice Competition, a finalist in the Career Bridges Grant Competition, the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg International Voice Competition and the Mario Lanza and Elaine Malbin competition. She also sings on the recording of Pauline Viradot’s opera, Le Dernier Sorcier. She made her dell’Arte Opera debut as Poussette in Manon, and Bianca in La Rondine. She collaborated with the Art Song Preservation Society’s “Spring Into Song” program, with both Thomas Grubb (Poulenc) and Frank Daykin (Debussy). She has performed the roles of Micaëla in Carmen and Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte with the Purchase Opera. She has performed solo concerts with the Westchester Korean Choral Society and the National Repertory Orchestra. She appears on Purchase Opera’s recording of Lee Hoiby’s The Tempest, and participated in the world premiere of Paul Lustig Dunkel’s Casey at the Bat. She was Frontier Airlines’ New Artist of the West, upon the release of her debut album, Simple Gifts. She was a special guest artist performing “Somewhere” with Steph Carse on PBS, and was signed to Sony Classical. She is a graduate of the SUNY Purchase College Conservatory of Music(C), where she studied with Bonnie Hamilton. She currently studies with Neil Semer.