Mezzo-soprano Erika Rodden has been praised for her “clear, dark” voice (Bachtrack) and her command of the bel canto style (Cleveland Classical). Locally she has been seen as Mrs. Nolan in The Medium with Bel Cantanti Opera.
Other credits include Marcellina (Le nozze di Figaro) with Miami Music Festival, Dame Quickly (Falstaff) with The Midwest Institute of Opera, and Mrs. Segstrom (A Little Night Music) with Opera Theater Pittsburgh. She spent two seasons as a young artist with the Castleton Festival, performing the role of Gertrude (Roméo et Juliette). Erika had the privilege of stepping in for Denyce Graves to sing the alto solo in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Castleton Festival Orchestra under Maestro Rafael Payare in 2015.
Erika holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Rice University and a Master of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music. While attending CIM, she sang the roles of Sesto (La clemenza di Tito), Bradamante (Alcina), Maurya (Riders to the Sea) and Dritte Dame (Die Zauberflöte).
JULIANA MARIN holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Towson University and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from The Peabody Conservatory.
At Peabody, Juliana played Clorinda in the Opera Department’s Opera Potpourri, and had a featured role in the Opera Etudes program, which featured new works by student composers. Other credits include Opera credits include Pamina in Mozart’s, The Magic Flute at Towson University, the title role in Puccini’s, Suor Angelica with the Little Patuxent Opera Institute of Howard Community College, and La Fée (the Fairy Godmother) in Pauline Viardot’s, Cendrillon (Cinderella) with the Baltimore Vocal Arts Foundation.
Awards include the Towson University Music Department Talent Award, 1st Place in the Dr. Sydney Lieberman Music Competition, a Peabody Career Development Grant, and the George Woodhead Prize in Voice.
Juliana is a soprano soloist at Roland Park Presbyterian Church and teaches at Lutherville Music School, Roland Park Country School, and the Community College of Baltimore County.
When she is not singing, teaching or recording voice overs, Juliana can be found catching up on her favorite shows with her husband, cooking, or writing songs about her cat, Grayson.
Award-winning pianist Ruth Locker made her debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony at age 13. The Pittsburgh Concert Society, Carnegie Awards, Passamaneck Award, Garrigues Award, and Obenshain Award are but few of the honors she has received. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University, Ruth began a career of diverse performances including solo recitals, concertos, and chamber music. As a collaborative pianist, Ruth continues working frequently with both vocalists and instrumentalists.
Ruth’s multifaceted career remains quite active. Most recently, she has concertized in Boston, Washington State, and Oregon. She has been fortunate to have worked regularly in the voice studios of Todd Duncan and George Gibson, and as a frequent performer with The Potomac Valley Opera Company. Ruth has recorded on the Amerimusic, Incorporated recording label.