Soprano Tiffany Williams makes her second appearance with Vesper Concerts, this time in a solo recital of songs and spirituals by black composers. Tiffany first appeared with Vesper Concerts in 2019 as the featured soloist alongside Dr. Raymond Wise in A Gospel Experience: Building Community. From her beautiful, warm and lyrical voice, to her sincere and expressive delivery of text, Tiffany is gaining national attention traveling and sharing her gift as a recitalist around the country.
Tiffany Williams, Soprano, is a native of Jackson, Mississippi. She received a Master of Music degree in voice performance from Jacobs School of Music, where she studied with world renowned mezzo-soprano Marietta Simpson. She received her bachelor’s degree in piano and voice performance from Jackson State University, where she studied with Dr. Phyllis Lewis-Hale and Dr. Karen Laubengayer. Tiffany made her debut with the Indiana University Opera Theatre in Fall 2015 as Sister Rose in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking. Other Indiana University Opera theatre appearances include, Puccini’s La Boheme and Bizet’s Carmen. She sang Joanna in Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, Amina in Bellini’s La Sonnambula, and Norina in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale for Heidi Grant-Murphy’s opera workshop. She was featured as the soprano soloist in Ralph Vaughan Williams’, Serenade to Music with the Jacobs School of Music concert chorale. Other performances include, Nella in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi with the Mississippi Opera Company, Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Manon in Massenet’s Manon, Gretel in Humperdink’s Hansel and Gretel with Jackson State University, and Susanna and Barbarina in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro with Blooming Voce in Bloomington, Indiana.
Although 2020 was a year of uncertainty and hardships, Tiffany had an exciting year competitively. She was named the first-place winner in the Southern Region NATS Young Artist Competition held in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She was a finalist in the National NATS Young Artist competition in New York City, New York. She received an encouragement award in the Memphis Metropolitan Opera Council competition. In 2018, she received the encouragement award in the South Carolina’s Metropolitan Opera Council competition. Other awards include first-place in the 105 Voices Competition at the Washington National Opera, The Classical Singer Magazine competition, NATS, and MMTA. Her international accomplishments include touring various parts of Germany as a concert soloist with Indiana University’s African American Chorale Ensemble and Spain with soprano, Bridget Bazille. This is not her first appearance with The Vesper Concert Series. In 2019, she appeared as the guest soloist alongside Dr. Raymond Wise in A Gospel Experience: Building Community. From her beautiful, warm and lyrical voice, to her sincere and expressive delivery of text, Tiffany is gaining national attention travelling and sharing her gift as a recitalist around the country.