A Michigan native, soprano Amy Petrongelli enjoys singing music of all different periods and styles. Amy recently had her debut at Carnegie Hall as the soprano soloist for Haydn's Creation as part of the Masterworks Choral Series. Recent performances include Joseph Schwantner’s Sparrows with the Contemporary Directions Ensemble, and Improvisation sur Mallarme I with the University of Michigan Percussion Ensemble.
This past summer, Amy was a vocalist for New Music on the Point, where she premiered several new compositions and worked closely with mezzo-soprano Jennifer Beattie and Pulitzer Prize winning composer, Yehudi Wyner. In 2011 and 2012, Amy was chosen to be a vocal fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, Ma where she had the opportunity to perform music ranging from art song to the avant garde. Highlights from the festival include performing Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire with the TMC Fromm Players and working with renowned mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe for an evening of songs based upon Emily Dickinson poetry.
Amy has sung numerous opera roles, including Amy in Little Women, Adina in L'elisir d'amore, Pamina in Die Zauberflote, and Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream and has appeared as a soloist with several regional orchestras in Michigan and Canada. In addition, Amy is a member of Audivi Vocem, a small vocal ensemble which performs music ranging from the fifteenth century to world premieres by leading choral composers. Amy has had the privilege of working with renowned musicians such as Martin Katz, Lucy Shelton, Dawn Upshaw, Samuel Ramey, Kayo Iwama, Alan Smith, Howard Watkins, and John Harbison.
A passionate educator, Amy has taught at the University of Michigan, the University of Akron, and Saginaw Valley State University. She is currently working toward a DMA in Voice Performance at the University of Michigan, where she studies with Carmen Pelton.