Sep 15, 2019
Buonasera! Italian art, songs and arias
Tatiana Kruse has her M.M. in Vocal Performance from Central Washington University where she studied with Dr. Gayla Blaisdell and her B.A. in Vocal Performance from Whitworth University where she studied with Dr. Scott Miller. Tatiana received her WA State Residency Teaching Certification in 2018 and is starting her second year of teaching Piano, Guitar, and Music Theory at Juanita High School in Kirkland, WA in the fall.
She teaches private voice and piano and is an active choral singer in the Seattle area.
Tatiana is also part of the local theater community and has recently music directed SSR’s summer youth production of Zanna Don’t. Other shows include Reefer Madness, She Loves Me, Bonnie and Clyde, Into The Woods and more. Tatiana has performed in SSR’s theater for young audience productions and in several of Theater TBD’s cabaret performances as a keyboardist and vocalist. Tatiana is excited for this opportunity to perform alongside Bonnie, an amazing vocalist and friend!
Bonnie graduated with her B.A. in Vocal Performance from Central Washington University in 2017. Her primary voice teacher was Dr. Gayla Blaisdell. In 2019 she received her M. M. in Voice Performance from West Virginia University after studying with Dr. Hope Koehler and James Kennon Mitchell.
She was in the NATS winner circle for 9 years and won a talent scholarship in her undergraduate studies. Recently, she won the WVU Young Artist Competition, making her solo concert debut with Sieben Frühe Lieder by Alban Berg.
In the summer of 2018, Bonnie received a scholarship to AIMS in Graz, where she studied in the Lieder program. Aside from intense study of German language and poetry, she worked with great teachers such as Marjorie Bennett Stevens, and Gabriel Dobner. She worked briefly with Mark Pinzow, as well as Joanna Ruszala and Piotr Wisnwieswski.
In the year of 2019 she will be participating in the MONC competition. She has worked as a church musician in both contemporary and traditional settings.
A versatile, dynamic performer, Bonnie is available for the 2019-2020 season in the PNW and West Coast.