Connor Murphy-White, soprano, is a third year graduate student at The University of New Mexico. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Troy University with a double major in Music Industry and Theatre.
Murphy-White’s achievements while studying at Troy include being recognized as the 2015 Outstanding Music Graduate, and being awarded an internship with Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) in Manhattan. Murphy-White assisted in the production of concerts at Carnegie Hall and David Geffen Hall (formerly Avery Fisher Hall).
Murphy-White made her professional theatrical debut in Boone, N.C., as Nancy Ward in Horn in the West. While at Horn, she also trained in stage combat, and received a Recommended Pass in Unarmed Combat, Quarterstaff, Sword and Shield and a Basic Pass in Single Sword.
Other highlights include the Governess in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore, and Ms. Silverpeal in Impresario with UNM Opera Theatre, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel with Red River Lyric Opera, the soprano soloist in Henry Mollicone’s Beattitude Mass with the Albuquerque Philharmonic, the soprano soloist for Carmina Burana with UNM Orchestra and Chorus, and the Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd while at Troy University.
Murphy-White recently won the young professional/graduate category for NM District NATS, and was named one of two winners for the UNM Concerto and Aria Competition. In the summer of 2017, she sang Suor Dolcina in Suor Angelica with the Berlin Opera Academy.