University of Maryland Masterclass (1)

Fri May 24, 2024
7:30 pm EDT
Massachusetts Room
High School
Young Artist/Emerging Pro

General Information

Repertoire by Women Composers

Work with Dr. Teri Bickham to explore repertoire composed by women. This class will focus on the performance and discovery of repertoire by these underrepresented composers.


Teri Bickham

Soprano Theresa “Teri” Bickham is praised for her “fine piano nuances” and “expressive legato line.” Her career has taken her to Italy, Austria, and prestigious houses in the United States. She has performed a diverse repertory of operatic roles that include a specialization in Mozart heroines, Italian opera, German operetta, and contemporary American opera. In addition, she has placed in prestigious competitions including The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Palm Beach Opera, Shreveport Opera Singer of the Year, and the Concorso Lirico Internazionale per Cantanti lirici Rosa Ponselle. Dr. Bickham regularly performs with orchestras throughout the country and is an avid recitalist and scholar of female composers, poets, and performers. She earned degrees from the University of Maryland College Park (DMA), the University of Houston (MM), and Towson University (BM). Dr. Bickham’s debut album was released by Albany Records in 2021 and she is an Assistant Professor of Voice at the University of Maryland College Park. Her performance experience has culminated in her passion for training young professionals and her students have been recognized for their polished performances and exemplary teaching.