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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 September 2019 Classical Singer magazine column, “Where I Last Got Paid to Sing,” Maria discusses singing the music of her heritage in the Greek folk music duo, “Stavros & Maria.” In 2018, Maria competed as a quarter finalist in the 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, most recently as both “Mother” and “Witch” in the opera Hansel and Gretel. Maria released her debut CD, Moonglow, in 2014 – an eclectic mix of jazz standards and Broadway songs as well as her recent single, “Angel” by Sarah McLachlan. 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. Maria holds a BA from Immaculata College, MSA from West Chester University, graduate credit through the Contemporary Commercial Music Institute at Shenandoah University, and has attended numerous Vocal Pedagogy Programs, including Somatic Voicework: The Lovetri MethodTM and Westminster Choir College Summer Pedagogy Institute. Maria enjoys teaching voice to students in her home studio. Visit: www.mariadamore.com.