Musical Theatre Voice Instructor
Known for her impressive vocal range and artistic versatility, soprano Betsy Uschkrat continues to enthrall audiences across the United States. Dr. Uschkrat is the winner of several operatic competitions including Mobile Opera’s Competition (2016), Shreveport Opera’s Singer of the Year (2009), Birmingham Opera’s Competition (2009) and the Fielder Grant of Austin (2008). A two-time Regional Finalist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, while attending Indiana University, she also competed in the Miss America Pageant as Miss Indiana 2006.
Audiences have adored her performances of classical, musical theatre, and the great American Songbook repertoire. The New Orleans Times-Picayune describes her as a “vocal powerhouse,” and her recent roles include Pamina in Die Zauberflüte, Sharon in Masterclass, Julie Jordan in Carousel, Blanche in Dialogues of the Carmelites, and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni. Past operatic title roles include Manon, Susannah, Romeo et Juliette, and L’elisir d’more. Recent symphonic work includes: Mendelsson’s Elijah, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, and Poulenc’s Gloria. Other past performances include The Kennedy Center in Washington D. C., New Orleans Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Shreveport Opera, Opera Idaho, Pensacola Opera, Opéra Louisiane in Baton Rouge, and Imperial Arts of Sugar Land.
Since 2010, Dr. Uschkrat has taught at Loyola University in the Classical Voice Department and the Popular and Commercial Music degree program. Her students have gone on to perform professionally across the country, as well as become music educators and music therapists across the country.
Loyola University New Orleans
School of Music
6363 St. Charles Ave.
Campus Box 8
New Orleans, LA 70118