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Kimberly Haynes  

Kimberly Haynes

received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan in 2001, under the instruction of Professor Shirley Verrett. A frequently-requested soloist, Kimberly has presented solo recitals throughout the Midwest and Eastern United States. In addition, her orchestral appearances include the Toledo, Memphis, Birmingham-Bloomfield, and Livonia Symphonies in the United States. Her opera credits include a recent performance of the role of Serena in Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, as well as Miss Jessel in Britten's Turn of the Screw, the Second Lady in Mozart's The Magic Flute, Miss Todd in Menotti's The Old Maid and the Thief, and the solo role in Lee Hoiby's one-woman, one-act opera The Italian Lesson. In 2002, Kimberly performed a featured role in James Dapogny's revival of the long-lost James P. Johnson blues opera De Organizer.

In 2003, Kimberly was named the first place winner of the 7th Montreal International Czech and Slovak Voice Competition, sponsored by the Theatre Lyrichoregra 20. As an outgrowth of this prize, she is now presenting recitals in Bratislava, Trnava, Kosice, Brno, and Prague. Other upcoming performances include a concert version of Porgy and Bess with the Toledo Symphony and recital at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Kimberly makes her home in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she maintains a private voice studio and serves as a voice instructor at Spring Arbor University and Washtenaw Community College.