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Evelyn Johnson

Evelyn was born and raised on the East side of Indianapolis and is a member of Downey Avenue Christian Church in Irvington, where she sings in the choir and as a soloist. She holds a Master of Music degree in Voice from Indiana University and has completed apprenticeships with regional opera companies. Evelyn was a semi-finalist in the Bel Canto Foundation Italian Opera Competition in Chicago and has performed frequently with the Indianapolis Opera and as soprano soloist for various local venues and concerts throughout the years. She currently sits on the board of directors for Harmonie Opera Club in Indianapolis. She teaches private voice in addition to working part-time as a financial assistant for Christ Church Cathedral here in Indianapolis. Evelyn is married and has two children.

Vocal Teacher/Soprano


Master of Music in Voice. Indiana University. Graduated May 1995.

Bachelor of Music in Voice. Indiana University. Graduated May 1992.

Masterclasses with Madame Licia Albanese, specifically the roles of Hanna and Violetta. Central Florida Lyric Opera, February-March, 2003.

Central Florida Lyric Opera Resident Artist Program, Orlando, FL Jan.-Mar., 2003.

Masterclass with Lieder specialist Leonard Hokanson. Indiana Univ., March 1996.

Dorian Opera Theatre Apprentice Program, Decorah, IA. July 3rd‑‑29th, 1995.

Teachers/Coaches: Martin Yazdzik; Madame Licia Albanese; Maestro Bill Doherty, Central Florida Lyric Opera, 2003; Prof. Klara Barlow, Indiana University, 1996-2000; Prof. Carol Smith, Indiana University, 1989-1996.

Operatic Stage Training: Maestro Bill Doherty, CFLO; James Lucas, Indiana University


Semi-Finalist in the Bel Canto Foundation Italian Opera Competition

Dorian Opera Theatre Apprenticeship Program. Partial Scholarship

Prelude Awards Finalist in Vocal Performance. Indianapolis, IN

Irvington Music Study Club Award. Indianapolis, IN


Central Florida Lyric Opera

Indiana Univ. Chamber Opera

Dorian Opera Theatre, Iowa

Indiana University Opera Theatre

Ahwatukee Foothills Prep.

Indiana Univ. Music School

Christian Theological Seminary

Greenfield Community Choir

Central Florida Lyric Opera

L’Opera Ristorante, Noblesville, Indiana

Penrod Arts Festival Opera Showcase, Indianapolis Opera

Il Trovatore, Indianapolis Opera

“EPIPHANY: A CANTATA OF FAITH.” for Soprano, Flute and Piano