About Courtney Huffman
Recognized as a singer of exceptional artistry and versatility, soprano Courtney Huffman is a captivating and inspiring young artist who is already making waves in the professional musical world. After taking First Place in the NATS 2008 Artist Award Competition in Nashville, Tennessee, Ms. Huffman made her New York solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall. She also performed a winner’s
At Long Beach Opera’s U.S. Premiere of Vivaldi’s Motezuma, Mark Swed with the LA Times wrote, “Teutile… brilliantly sung by a young soprano, Courtney Huffman, just entering the professional arena, is treated as a supercilious young starlet...She sings and steals the stage...I hope opera talent scouts were on hand." This April, Ms. Huffman joins the Center of Contemporary Opera in Avignon, France to perform the role of Lady Isabelle in Michael Dellaira’s opera The Secret Agent. Additionally,
Ms. Huffman’s passion for contemporary music has given her the opportunity to work with many distinguished composers such as Alan Chan, Lori Laitman, Ben Moore, Timothy Takach, and Marc-André Dalbavie. She recently presented the World Premiere of Alan Chan’s song cycle Queen Sonnets and will be premiering the solo adaption of Timothy Takach’s Where Beauty Comes From in Spring 2012. At the Aspen Music Festival, Huffman performed Dalbavie’s Sextine Cyclus with the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble. She was invited by National Public Radio to record the piece at the Harris Concert Hall for a nation-wide broadcast. Ms. Huffman returned to Aspen the following year, performing the U.S. Premiere of Oder Soll Es Tod Bedeuten?, a song cycle for soprano and strings by contemporary composer Aribert Reimann.
A native of Redmond, Oregon, Ms. Huffman holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), and a Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California (USC) Thornton School of Music. Her accolades include semi-finalist in the Armel Opera Competition (Hungary, 2011); finalist in the