Instrument/Department: Voice (soprano)
Joined Hochstein faculty in: 2020
Monica Ramich is a classically trained soprano with experience as both a performer and an educator. She holds an M.M. in Vocal Performance from Ithaca College and a B.S. in Vocal Performance from Roberts Wesleyan College. Her performing credits span a variety of repertoire, from opera and art song to musical theater and jazz. Her opera highlights include the roles of Laetitia (The Old Maid and The Thief), Cinderella (The True Story of Cinderella), and Belinda (Dido and Aeneas).
In concert, she has performed as the soprano soloist in works such as Bach’s Magnificat in D, Handel’s Messiah, and Mozart’s Missa Brevis in F, and has appeared as a featured soloist with Opera Ithaca, Rochester Lyric Opera, Roberts Wesleyan College Community Orchestra, and various choral ensembles. Monica has also performed the world premieres of new classical vocal works at venues such as the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York City. She has placed as a finalist in multiple vocal competitions, including the Art Song/Oratorio Division of The American Prize National Performing Arts Competition (2019).
Monica has experience teaching voice to students of all ages. She currently serves on the music faculty of SUNY Brockport and has taught lessons and classes in voice and musical theater, as well as music workshops for children and teens around the Rochester area. She loves helping students to explore the individuality of their voices and to experience the joy of singing!
More About Monica Ramich
Hometown: Rochester, NY
What inspires me: I am most inspired by all the wonderful people I am surrounded by in my life, especially my family and friends and the many incredible artists I've had the privilege of working with.
Why the arts matter: The arts spark creativity, curiosity, and meaningful interpersonal relationships. They make us think about the world in profound ways, and they have the power to deeply impact and touch us as humans. I believe that each person has a unique story to tell, and I love that the arts are an avenue to give expression to those experiences and connect with others.
Favorite things to do in the Rochester area: I love walking along the canal and exploring all of Rochester's beautiful outdoor places!
When I’m not at Hochstein, you can find me: Trying out a new baking recipe or reading a good book
My favorite local restaurant: Atlas Eats
Favorite place I've traveled to: London, England