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.