Maria Damore captivates audiences with her heartfelt vocal artistry and warm, radiant personality. Her rich palette of vocal colors and charismatic interpretations have given her a variety of interesting performance opportunities. Featured in the November 2017 Classical Singer magazine column, “Where I Last Got Paid to Sing,” Maria discusses crossing genres in jazz opera children’s theatre, where she typically sings multiple styles in multiple roles. In 2018, Maria competed as a quarter-finalist in the prestigious American Traditions Vocal Competition in Savannah, GA. She has produced and performed her own cabarets and concerts, including: Tango, Jazz, and Greek Pizzaz, The Music of Kurt Weill, A Sondheim Serenade, and Spiritual Jazz (uplifting jazz interpretations of beloved hymns performed with her Jazzy Gents ensemble), and has delighted in working at regional theatres such as Gretna Theatre, Hedgerow Theatre, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, Concert Opera of Philadelphia, Berks Opera Company, Reading Theatre Project, and The Yocum Institute for the Arts. Maria released her debut CD, Moonglow, in 2014 – an eclectic mix of jazz standards and Broadway songs (www.mariadamore.com). Maria’s guest artist appearances include Reading Pops Orchestra, Berks Jazz Fest, Clifford Brown Jazz Festival, New York Piano Society, PA Governor’s Awards, and Philadelphia Mayor’s Ball. She holds a BA from Immaculata College, MSA from West Chester University, and graduate credit through the Contemporary Commercial Music Institute at Shenandoah University. Using Somatic Voicework: The LoVetri MethodTM, Maria enjoys teaching vocal technique to students in her home studio.