Addie Gramelspacher, soprano
Award-winning soprano Addie Gramelspacher has been featured as a soloist in numerous venues, including appearances at the University of Minnesota, and with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, and the American Classical Music Hall of Fame.
A skilled interpreter of contemporary music, Ms. Gramelspacher has sung with the Ethos Percussion Group and as soprano soloist in Henry Mollicone’s Beatitude Mass for the Homeless, with the composer as conductor. She has performed as soloist in many sacred works, including Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and Mozart’s Coronation Mass. Her recent opera and music theater roles include Madame Herz (Der Schauspieldirektor), Monica (The Medium), and Rapunzel (Into the Woods). Abroad, Ms. Gramelspacher has sung in concerts in Italy and Austria.
Ms. Gramelspacher graduated summa cum laude from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College with degrees in music and theology. She holds a master of music degree from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, where she received awards for scholarship and performance. She is currently on faculty in the Department of Music at Illinois College, where she teaches applied voice and lyric diction and directs opera workshop performances.