Maeve Palmer

  • Role at Bravo Academy

    Voice and Piano Instructor

  • Education

    Masters of Music, University of Toronto

  • Biography

    Maeve is currently a doctoral candidate in voice performance and pedagogy at the University of Toronto, where she is studying under Prof. Lorna MacDonald. She received training in vocology and pedagogy through the graduate pedagogy program at U of T.

    Described in review as a “virtuoso singer” (Whole Note), and a “triple-threat [and] talented coloratura” (Opera Canada) Maeve Palmer is an alumna of the U of T Opera School, the Rebanks Family Fellowship and International Performance Residency Program, and the Sidgwick Scholar Program with Orpheus Choir of Toronto where she sang as soprano soloist.

    Recent chamber work includes the Canadian Premiere of Samuel Andreyev’s Iridescent Notation with New Music Concerts, performances of Györgi Ligeti’s Mysteries of the Macabre with Contemporary Music Ensemble, Schafer’s Hymn to Night (Patria IV) and Corilgliano’s Tambourine man with the COC Free Concert Series, and Sokolovic’s Dawn always begins in the bones with the Canadian Art Song Project.

    Operatic roles include Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos), Sandrina, and Serpetta (La Finta Giardiniera), Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte), Mary Crawford in the Canadian Premiere of Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park, Zerlina (Don Giovanni), and Greta Fiorentino (Street Scene). Oratorio performances include soprano soloist in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, and Honegger’s King David among others.

    Maeve has performed in concert with New Music Concerts, Opera Atelier, Tapestry Opera, Chorus Niagara, Orpheus Choir of Toronto, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Off-Centre Music Salon, and Highlands Opera Studio among others. On soundtrack, Maeve’s voice is featured in the Hollywood film The Space Between Us, and in the TV series Aftermath.

    Maeve is excited to be part of the Bravo Academy team of Teaching Artists!