Angela L. Owens

Angela Owens
Instructor of Voice and Theater
Florida State University
Bachelor of Arts, Voice Performance

About Angela

Internationally recognized for her “beauty and musicality” (The London Times), as well as her “attractively full-bodied, passionate soprano voice” (Opera News), Angela L. Owens is an in-demand clinician, educator, and performance artist. Elated to return to the stage and classroom in 2022, upcoming engagements include masterclasses and workshops at Denison University, Maryville College, and Wagner College in New York.

Her 2019-2020 season included performances of Sxip Shirey’s The Gauntlet with National Sawdust at Rockefeller Center and she was also a guest lecture recitalist for Columbia University’s Earl Hall Music Series. Additional past engagements include appearances with chef de chant à l’Opéra national de Paris, Morgane Fauchois-Prado, The West Village String Quartet, and a live adaptation of WQXR’s Terrence McKnight's radio documentary, A Beautiful Symphony Of Brotherhood. Owens also collaborated with the critically acclaimed Opera Noire of New York and composer Ricky Ian Gordon at Manhattan School of Music and with Alicia Hall Moran and conceptual artist Adam Pendleton for his Frieze Projects Commission installation on Randall’s Island.

Owens regularly premieres commissions of new works, most recently Dorothy Rudd Moore’s opera, Papa Doc for Trilogy Opera Company and Derek Cooper’s song cycle Of Life and Growing Up for soprano, violin and piano in New York. She debuted the role of Maxine McNair in Richard Pearson Thomas’s Blood of Angels for Manhattan School of Music’s Page to Stage Series, as well as the Composers Now Festival with Tania León. She can also be heard on the newly released cast recording of Richard Thompson’s opera, The Mask in the Mirror, which was awarded Critic’s Choice by Opera News. Additional recordings include Egil Hovland’s Saul, conducted by Donald Neuen (SouthMark Custom Recordings), and the American Spiritual Ensemble and the Kentucky Jazz Repertory Orchestra Live at the Lyric’s recording, The Duke Returns!

I aim to explore, enhance and expand the distinctive artistic attributes possessed by each student. I also enable my students to critically evaluate performance practice and vocal pedagogy, empowering them to link theory and practice to the professional world.

  • AGMA - American Guild of Musical Artists
  • NATS – National Association of Teachers Singing
  • NANM – National Association of Negro Musicians
  • Board Member – Harris Arts Center and Roland Hayes Museum

A.A., Music - Brevard College

B.A., Voice Performance - Florida State University

M.M., Voice Performance - University of Texas at Austin - ABT