soprano | educator
Though she began her musical studies as a violinist, soprano Tabitha Lewis has found a home in the vocal world. Her stage credits include Rosalba in Florencia en el Amazons, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Josephine in HMS Pinafore, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Lily in The Secret Garden, and Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance. Her oratorio work most recently culminated in a performance of Mozart's Requiem with the UC Davis Chorus and Orchestra. One favorite concert was Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass under the baton of the late Joseph Flummerfelt. Other concert work includes Handel's Messiah, Haydn’s Paukenmesse, Mahler's Symphony No. 2, and Libby Larsen’s Sonnets from the Portuguese.
A frequent collaborator with composers, Tabitha premiered Juliana Hall's When the South Wind Sings (subsequently the subject of her dissertation) in June 2017 at SongFest, where she was the recipient of the Marc and Eva Stern Fellowship. She has worked with composers Libby Larsen, Bernard Rands, and Mark Carlson, and has premiered works for countless student composers (see examples on the Composers page!).
Lewis earned her Doctor of Music and Master of Music from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and her Bachelor of Music, cum laude, from the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music (Wheaton, Ill). Her previous academic appointments include Georgia College and State University and Indiana University. Her primary teachers are Heidi Grant Murphy and Carolyn Hart. She has received additional training at Interlochen Arts Camp, the MasterWorks Festival, and the Ash Lawn Opera.
She enjoys collaborating with her husband, conductor and baritone, Caleb Lewis.