Caroline Kouma

Caroline Kouma, soprano, is a versatile artist equally at home on the operatic stage and within the  tapestry of an ensemble. Originally from Nebraska, she has appeared with Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra and Abendmusik as soprano soloist for such words as Bach’s Magnificat, Mealor’s Stabat Mater, and  Poulenc’s Gloria. She has previously sung with the Detroit area chamber choir, sounding light, as well as First Plymouth’s Cantorei in Nebraska and the Internationales Vokalensemble Berlin in Germany.  Possessing a strong interest in new music, Ms. Kouma appeared with ensembles at the Bowling Green  and Toledo New Music Festivals, performing works such as Steve Reich’s Tehillim. She is a founding  member and vocalist for (N/A) ensemble, with whom she has had the pleasure to premiere numerous  avant-garde and experimental works. In addition to her ensemble work, Caroline is a dynamic performer  in opera and musical theatre. In 2017, she sang the role of “Nurse” in the world premiere of Strangers  from Paradise with Opera Omaha and sang the roles of Fiordiligi in Cosí fan tutte and Semele in Semele  at Bowling Green State University. Favorite musical theatre roles include Rosabella in The Most Happy  Fella (BGSU) and Heidi in [title of show] (OmniArts Nebraska). Ms. Kouma was named a District  Winner at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (2014-15) and took first place awards at  Ohio NATS (2018) and the Marjorie Conrad Art Song Competition (2018). Most recently, she has  ventured into the world of virtual concerts as a featured performer at the InsideOut Musician Ceilidh and the 2021 soundSCAPE Composition and Performance Exchange. Caroline is proud to have served  with the US Peace Corps in Azerbaijan. When not singing, she can be found exploring the beauty of northern Minnesota.