MIA HARRIS - MEZZO SOPRANO

Mia Harris is a native of Penticton where she discovered her love for performing.  She began studying singing with Lynne Leydier when she was in grade 8 and participated in many community shows with Soundstage and The Penticton Light Opera Society.  Mia has earned a Bachelor of Music from UBC, an Artist Diploma from the Vancouver Academy of Music and an Opera Diploma from the University of Toronto.  In addition she has participated in some of Canada's most prestigious summer training programs for young singers and worked with top teachers and coaches from Canada and the United States.  She has been the recipient of many scholarships and bursaries and won an opportunity to sing as guest soloist in the Orpheum Theatre with the Vancouver Academy Orchestra.  Mia has had engagements with Burnaby Lyric Opera, Saskatoon Opera, Toronto Operetta Theatre, Opera in Concert (Toronto), Penticton Community Concerts and the West Coast Symphony (Vancouver) where she sang Verdi's Requiem.  Some of her favorite credits include Orfeo in Orfeo ed Euridice, Jo in Little Women, Niklaus in Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, the title role in L'Enfant et les Sortileges among others.  Her favorite role thus far is Der Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos.​

 

MISSION STATEMENT

To explore the limitless possibilities for the human experience through leading edge, creative processes.  To dream, inspire and manifest new states of being in order to promote a better human existence.  

MANDATE

MISSION STATEMENT

To explore the limitless possibilities for the human experience through leading edge, creative processes.  To dream, inspire and manifest new states of being in order to promote a better human existence.  

MANDATE

  • To stretch and evolve the conventional boundaries and concepts of classical voice

  • To uncover freedom within each moment and master the intricacies of being live on stage  

  • To promote and maintain a high level of healthy vocal production in order to be vocally limitless

  • To bring people together and unite communities through creative theatrical movement and vocal expression

  • To be guided by the wisdom of the inner creator


THE STORY

​While Mia has enjoyed twenty years of study and performance in classical voice and opera, there has always been an inner desire to branch out and use her voice in new and creative ways.  Her love for theatre continues to lure her toward a new aesthetic for classical voice.  



Throughout her years of training Mia has amassed a valuable wealth of knowledge and she wishes to inspire and empower others through the study of voice and theatre.  

Mia Harris is a native of Penticton where she discovered her love for performing.  She began studying singing with Lynne Leydier when she was in grade 8 and participated in many community shows with Soundstage and The Penticton Light Opera Society.  Mia has earned a Bachelor of Music from UBC, an Artist Diploma from the Vancouver Academy of Music and an Opera Diploma from the University of Toronto.  In addition she has participated in some of Canada's most prestigious summer training programs for young singers and worked with top teachers and coaches from Canada and the United States.  She has been the recipient of many scholarships and bursaries and won an opportunity to sing as guest soloist in the Orpheum Theatre with the Vancouver Academy Orchestra.  Mia has had engagements with Burnaby Lyric Opera, Saskatoon Opera, Toronto Operetta Theatre, Opera in Concert (Toronto), Penticton Community Concerts and the West Coast Symphony (Vancouver) where she sang Verdi's Requiem.  Some of her favorite credits include Orfeo in Orfeo ed Euridice, Jo in Little Women, Niklaus in Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, the title role in L'Enfant et les Sortileges among others.  Her favorite role thus far is Der Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos.​

  • To stretch and evolve the conventional boundaries and concepts of classical voice

  • To uncover freedom within each moment and master the intricacies of being live on stage  

  • To promote and maintain a high level of healthy vocal production in order to be vocally limitless

  • To bring people together and unite communities through creative theatrical movement and vocal expression

  • To be guided by the wisdom of the inner creator


THE STORY

​While Mia has enjoyed twenty years of study and performance in classical voice and opera, there has always been an inner desire to branch out and use her voice in new and creative ways.  Her love for theatre continues to lure her toward a new aesthetic for classical voice.  



Throughout her years of training Mia has amassed a valuable wealth of knowledge and she wishes to inspire and empower others through the study of voice andMia Harris is a native of Penticton where she discovered her love for performing.  She began studying singing with Lynne Leydier when she was in grade 8 and participated in many community shows with Soundstage and The Penticton Light Opera Society.  Mia has earned a Bachelor of Music from UBC, an Artist Diploma from the Vancouver Academy of Music and an Opera Diploma from the University of Toronto.  In addition she has participated in some of Canada's most prestigious summer training programs for young singers and worked with top teachers and coaches from Canada and the United States.  She has been the recipient of many scholarships and bursaries and won an opportunity to sing as guest soloist in the Orpheum Theatre with the Vancouver Academy Orchestra.  Mia has had engagements with Burnaby Lyric Opera, Saskatoon Opera, Toronto Operetta Theatre, Opera in Concert (Toronto), Penticton Community Concerts and the West Coast Symphony (Vancouver) where she sang Verdi's Requiem.  Some of her favorite credits include Orfeo in Orfeo ed Euridice, Jo in Little Women, Niklaus in Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, the title role in L'Enfant et les Sortileges among others.  Her favorite role thus far is Der Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos.​

Mia is also a performer and has enjoyed singing operatic roles, oratorio, classical recitals, experimental/contemporary performance pieces as well as some musical theatre, pop, jazz and folk over the years. Her first love was for the love of theatre and acting. She is actively pursuing this passion and studying and performing with Kate Twa and other instructors at the Tempest Theatre.