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Bonnie Lander is a vocalist that specializes in the performance and presentation of contemporary music. She has performed all over the United States as an improviser, classical soprano, contemporary soprano, and avant garde interpreter. Bonnie has collaborated with many composers, improvisers, computer musicians, jazz musicians, rock musicians, and classical musicians with the belief that no one genre can be responsible for the growth and forward motion of amazing new music. A prolific presence on the East Coast- Bonnie is a founding member of Baltimore based Rhymes With Opera- a chamber music company dedicated to new vocal repertoire; she completed an Artist in Residence at thefidget space in Philadelphia; and has been invited to participate as a featured guest artist for Shodekeh's Embody Vocal Arts series in Baltimore. Currently a DMA candidate at UC San Diego in the studio of Susan Narucki, Bonnie has also received a MM and GPD at Peabody Institute for Voice and Computer Music Performance studying under Phyllis Bryn-Julson and Dr. McGregor Boyle, as well as a BM in voice from the University of Miami Frost School of Music in the studio of Esther-Jane Hardenbergh. She is the only graduate who has twice received the Phyllis Bryn-Julson Award for the Commitment to and Performance of 20th/21st Century Music at the Peabody Institute.

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