- Artist-Lecturer in voice
Tanya Lauser O’Brien a 1996 graduate of Moravian is thrilled to return and share her talents with her alma mater. Tanya holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance and Music Education from Moravian College and a Master of Music degree from The Boston Conservatory in Vocal Performance. During her time as a student at Moravian, Tanya had the honor of performing in the College Choir, Women’s Choir, Chamber Singers, Mostly Monteverdi Ensemble and Jazz Ensembles. A frequent soloist, Tanya had the privilege of performing solos during Christmas Vespers, The Emma Cecilia Thursby Memorial Concert, Central Moravian Church Choir, Moravian College Orchestra, Opening Vespers, Founder’s Day Celebrations and at Commencement. Tanya was awarded both the Leon Prokofy Leonovitch Memorial Prize and the Steven K. van Auken Prize for music students. While at Moravian, Tanya studied voice with Joanne Barsotti.
In 1997, Tanya moved to Boston to study with Monique Phinney at The Boston Conservatory. While there, Tanya was awarded the Opera Department Assistantship and a Music Department Award. Tanya was solosist with every vocal performance ensemble at the conservatory as well as a soloist with the First and Second Unitarian Church of Boston, L’Ensemble Eclectique, Boston Coro di Camera, Boston Lyric Opera and others. Tanya had the opportunity to perform Pamina (The Magic Flute) at the Boston Conservatory as well as participate in the ensembles of Cendrillon and numerous opera scenes. Tanya performed in Master Classes for Brian Zeger, Sondra Kelly, Nico Castel, Charles Reicker, Louis Burkot, Steve Steiner and Ken Benson. Most recently, Tanya has studied with Ruth Drucker and Doug Martin. Tanya is a member of American Guild of Musical Artists.
Other performances include Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia, Wolf Trap Opera Chorus, Central Moravian Church Choir, Covered Bridge Theater, Musikfest Chorus and The Bach Choir of Bethlehem. Now residing in the Schnecksville area with her husband Tim and daughter Katharine, Tanya continues to perform regionally as a classical recitalist and opera professional.