Mezzo-soprano Anne D’Oyley Adams has been a member of Brave New Works since 1998. An avid recitalist and proponent of contemporary music, Dr. Adams has sung numerous premieres of contemporary operas and chamber works throughout the country, in addition to numerous recitals and performances of the standard repertory. Most recently she has appeared with the Waukegan Symphony, the Alma Symphony Orchestra, the St. Olaf College Faculty Recital Series, and the Ann Arbor Art Song Festival, with whom she has sung for the last five seasons. She has served as a member of the New York City Opera Chorus and is alto soloist with the Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis under the direction of Philip Brunelle. Currently assistant professor of voice at St. Olaf College in Minnesota, Dr. Adams holds a DMA in voice and an MA in music theory from University of Michigan, an MM in voice from the Manhattan School, and a BM in voice and BA in German studies from Oberlin, and has studied art song and chamber music at the Tanglewood Music Festival and the Bayreuth Jugendfestspieltreffen.