Vocala features a roster of professional vocalists from the greater NYC area. Learn about the fantastic artists you might hear at one of our concerts below. Singers interested in auditioning for Vocala can use the contact page.
Veronica Shea is a singer, actor, digital marketer, and performing arts producer who works with companies of all sizes and performance genres in the NYC Metro area. Veronica has attended the Narnia International Vocal Arts Festival, performing in the world premieres of Jake Landau’s new operas Pietà and & Aeterna. Other recent performances include Musetta in La Bohème, Mabel in Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance
Theron has performed lead roles in various operas including Don Giovanni, Goyescas, La Cambiale di Matrimonio, Dialogues of the Carmelites, Albert Herring, Il Giovedi Grasso, The Abduction from the Seraglio and Nabucco. His concert work includes tenor solos in Carmina Burana, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Haydn’s The Creation, Mendelssohn’s Elijah and concerts of Broadway and popular music with a group of tenors called "Tenors on stage".
Samantha Ferrara is a performer and teacher and graduate of Westminster Choir College. She made her Carnegie Hall solo debut in May 2019 under the baton of Maestro John Rutter. Samantha serves as Programs Manager and Assistant Conductor for the Continuo Arts Foundation, as well as teaching voice and audition prep through the New Jersey Conservatory of Music.
A graduate of The University of South Florida, Robert Martin is a versatile Singer and Composer in NYC. Robert is on the rosters of St. Mary the Virgin church Time Square and St. Thomas More UES, and has sung with Early music ensemble Canticum Scholare. He has sung solos in Schubert's Mass in G and Faure's Requiem. His setting of "My eyes for beauty pine" has been performed by University of South Florida Collegium, and his music has been performed at the Berkshire Choral Festival
Dan Malloy received his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from The College of New Jersey and his Master of Music Education degree from Florida State University. He is the Choir Director at Newton High School where he directs three levels of curricular choir, a chamber choir, an a cappella group and music directs the musical. He also directs two ensembles with the New Jersey Youth Chorus, Coro Vivo and Camerata.
Emerald holds a Bachelor of Arts in music (voice) from Rowan University and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law. Throughout her undergraduate career, she sang with the early music ensemble on campus as well as the concert choir, and performed the role of Filia in the oratorio Historia de Jepthe.
Hilary is the Associate Conductor at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in NYC, the administrator of Great Music under a Byzantine Dome, and an Adjunct Professor of Voice at Wagner College. She collaborates regularly with ensembles and organizations across New York and New Jersey, including Artefact Ensemble, Big Apple Baroque, the Co-Cathedral of Saint Joseph, Holy Apostles Episcopal Church, & Masterwork Chorus.
Baritone, Conductor and Educator Devin McGuire has built a career on musical excellence and servant leadership. McGuire made his professional debut in November 2016 as Sciarrone in Tosca with Opera New Hampshire, also serving as assistant conductor under Maestro Jason Tramm. Since then, he has performed the beloved bass solos in Handel's Messiah and Schubert's Mass in G , as well as the roles of Falke (Die Fledermaus), The King (The True Story of Cinderella), & Fiorello (The Barber of Seville)
Mezzo-soprano Mary Pat Finucane holds a Master of Music degree in vocal performance from Northwestern University. She has sung professionally with the choruses of the Chicago Symphony, Music of the Baroque, Ravinia Festival, Carmel Bach Festival, National Chorale and Choir of St. Mary the Virgin, NY. Solo credits include Masterwork Chorus, Manhattan Choral Ensemble, Grant Park Symphony of Chicago
Sandy Taylor has a long choral music history including almost a decade of music-making with Kinnara Ensemble. In a past life, Sandy was an Equity musical theatre singer/actor and graced a few stages in NYC, regionally, and abroad. These days, she runs a successful executive coaching business serving startup CEO/founders and enjoys family life in Teaneck, NJ with her amazing opera-singing husband, Lee, twin daughters, Autumn and Avery, and rescue pups, Charlie and Ruby!
Jillana received her MM in vocal performance in classical voice from NYU. Most recently she can be heard as Annabella in Opera Cecilia's audio production of Through the Looking Glass. Previously she was Amore in Orfeo ed Euridice marking her debut with the company and with film work. Jillana performed the role of Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro with New York Lyric opera theater at Opera America.