Hometown: Hartford, Connecticut
Ukrainian-American soprano Teryn Kuzma is a versatile performer and musician of classical, contemporary, musical theater, and folk repertoire. She is thrilled to be joining the Toronto Summer Music Festival this year as an Art of Song Fellow!
Her most recent performances at Bard Conservatory include the title role of “Vixen” in Leoš Janáček’s opera, The Cunning Little Vixen, singing Op. 22, Seven Songs for Soprano and Cimbalom in the György Kurtág Festival, and singing Schubert’s Der Hirt auf dem Felsen in the “Chamber Music Marathon”.
Teryn has performed for two seasons with The Ohio Light Opera (OLO), first as a chorus member, and then as Luisa in their 2021 production of The Fantasticks. In 2019, she sang in Hartford Opera Theater’s 10th “New in November ” Concert, a festival dedicated to performing contemporary operas. That same year, she was an artist in the Ukrainian Art Song Project in Toronto. In 2018, she won the University of Connecticut Concerto & Aria Competition, and later attended the SongFest Program in Los Angeles as a Young Artist.
In addition to her singing credits, Teryn is also an accomplished instrumentalist on the unique 55-stringed Ukrainian bandura, and is a founding member of the Women’s Bandura Ensemble of North America.
Originally from Connecticut, she began studying voice at the Hartt School of Music. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Connecticut and is currently pursuing her Masters in the Bard Graduate Vocal Arts Program (VAP).