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Kassidy Smith

Born and raised in Connecticut, mezzo-soprano Kassidy Cherie Smith began singing as soon as she could talk, starting in her home church’s choir. She took that passion into her schooling and was heavily involved in music, singing in the choirs, and playing low brass in her high school and community college ensembles. She was also involved in various community and regional ensembles during her secondary school years. 

After moving to Washington D.C. in 2018, Kassidy earned an associate's degree in Music from Prince George’s Community College, just outside of D.C. She studied vocal performance under Dr. Nakia Verner during her time at PGCC. Kassidy then moved to Tucson in 2021 and is now pursuing a B.A. in Music with a vocal performance concentration and a minor in Arts Administration at the University of Arizona. She currently sings in the Helios Ensemble, a church choir, the Neoteric Chamber Choir, and participates in the University of Arizona’s Fred Fox School of Music’s Opera Theatre productions.


Bethany Jargstorf

Bethany Jargstorf, Soprano, holds a BM from Northeastern Illinois University where she graduated With Highest Distinction and is currently completing her MM in Voice Performance at the University of Arizona. Upcoming credits include Antonia (Les contes d’Hoffmann, International Lyric Academy) and the premiere of a multi-media work at the 2023 TURN UP Media Festival. Recent credits include Marcellina (Le nozze di Figaro), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Soprano Soloist (Psalm 42, Mendelssohn), Monitress (Suor Angelica), First Calavera (Frida), La Ciesca (Gianni Schicchi), Agathe (Der Freischütz, scenes), La Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro, scenes), and Norma (Norma, scenes). Ms. Jargstorf has sung with Chicago Summer Opera (2022), Opera Steamboat Opera Artist Institute (2019), and Orvieto Musica Festival (2018). Additionally, she was the winner of the Elyse Mach Concerto Competition among all instrument categories (2019). Ms. Jargstorf maintains a private studio and collaborates regularly with her colleagues to premiere new music from art song to opera and choral repertoire.

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Alison Wahl

Alison Wahl’s work as a vocalist, composer, and songwriter spans many genres and seeks to center authentic human presence. Her music is earnestly human, stubbornly optimistic, intricate, and thoughtful. Her newest EP, “Songs of Change,” was released in September of 2022. Equally at home on the operatic and oratorio stage, Alison was praised by the Chicago Tribune for her “appealing,” “bright, vibrant soprano.” She has appeared as a soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony, the Boston Pops, and the Rochester Philharmonic. Alison was a 2015 vocal fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center and a 2012 young artist at the Steans Music Institute at the Ravinia Festival. She won an Encouragement Award from the Metropolitan Opera’s 2012 National Competition. She holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts and a Masters degree in Voice Performance and Literature from Northwestern University and a Masters in Composition from the Peabody Institute.

Logan Schmidt

Logan Schmidt is honored and excited to be a part of the Neoteric Chamber Ensemble this season. She has been singing since before she could talk and performing for audiences since the age of three. Growing up in the Tucson area, Logan participated in local theater groups and choirs throughout middle and high school, with her favorite role being Eve/Mama Noah in Children of Eden. She then went on to graduate from Anderson University (IN.) with a degree in Music Business (2016), where she was involved in the women’s choir, gospel choir, and advanced chorale, with whom she toured Scandinavia in 2015. Logan was also an active member of the opera program at Anderson University performing in L'étoile, The Magic Flute, and The Gondoliers. After moving back to Tucson, she decided that music needed to be a bigger part of her life again so she became a member of the Helios Ensemble and Helios Chamber Ensemble, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Choir, and sang for the Tucson Ballet’s Nutcracker in 2022. When she isn’t participating in a plethora of music activities, she is working towards her master's degree in nursing with plans to become a traveling RN first assist. 

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