Recently named one of the National Opera Association’s Dominick Argento Fellows in Opera Composition, composer and soprano Mikeila McQueston delights in storytelling and the capacity of the human voice.
Mikeila has been praised for her “most effective” compositions filled with “thought provoking dichotomies” (NY Concert Review; American Prize). In addition to placing 2nd in the choral division of the 2021 American Prize in Composition, she has won call-for-scores by the Constantinides New Music Ensemble and the Louisiana State University Symphonic Winds. Her choral piece “I will bless you” from Dear World is published through Hal Leonard.
An active performer with “impressive lyrical vocal strength” (Arts Knoxville), Mikeila enjoys performing a variety of genres including opera, concert and choral works, art songs, and new music. Recent engagements include Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Adele cover in Die Fledermaus, and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte. Mikeila can be found on RMN Classical’s album In Focus 3, singing in composer Leah Reid’s vocal trio Single Fish. She is also a soloist on the St. Alban’s Chapel Choir CD, Be Still My Soul.