Gretchen N. Bruesehoff, soprano, is a native of Ocean City, NJ. Bruesehoff graduated summa cum laude from Elon University, in North Carolina, receiving her undergraduate degrees in Music Education and Vocal Performance. Gretchen finished her Masters degree in voice from The University of Iowa in 2011, where she was most recently seen as the role of Flora in La Traviata and Giannetta in Elixir of Love. Bruesehoff is no stranger to the stage having performed in many of the United States in such notable venues including The Atlanta Georgia Dome, Walt Disney World, Busch Gardens, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Citizens Bank Park home of the Philadelphia Phillies. She has also performed in Canada, Greece, Guam, Germany, and Austria. In 2008 Gretchen studied voice and opera at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and is a 2009 alumna of The American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. Bruesehoff has performed the roles of Serpetta (La Finta Giardiniera), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Frasquita (Carmen), Valencienne (Die Lustige Witwe), and Ännchen (Der Freischütz). Bruesehoff is featured as the soprano soloist on a world premier recording for solo bassoon and choir to be released next fall. She has worked under such notable conductors as David Stahl and Eduardo Müller. Her voice coaches have included Margaret Singer, Corina Korff-Willcoz, John Simmons, and Shari Rhodes. Bruesehoff currently studies voice with Stephen Swanson and other voice teachers have included Lisbeth Brittain-Carter, Martha Sharpe, and Deborah Pruitt. Gretchen is a member of Mu Phi Epsilon, Phi Eta Sigma, and Kappa Delta Pi.