Amelia Reines, voice
Amelia appears on Show 432.
Amelia Reines (soprano), 17, is a high school senior from Pittsburgh, PA, where she attends The Ellis School. At the age of 8, Amelia began her musical training with the Judah Project, an after-school program at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh. There she worked with gospel singer and recording artist, Reverend Nicol Porter. It is with Reverend Porter that Amelia discovered her enduring love for Ella Fitzgerald and a passion for classical music. More recently, Amelia has worked with accomplished opera singer, Kara Cornell. It is when singing opera that Amelia’s heart and voice most truly soar.
Amelia is a member of a number of choirs. In addition to her school’s Glee Club with director and vocalist Gail Mosites, she is a chorister with the Pittsburgh Girls Choir. Under the direction of Kathryn Barnard, Amelia sings in both the Concentio choir and the Honors Chamber choir. This past summer, Amelia had the opportunity to tour Ireland with the Pittsburgh Girls Choir, and she greatly enjoyed singing in Ireland’s beautiful cathedrals! Amelia also has a history performing in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Honors Choir. Over time, she progressed to District, Regional, and ultimately All State, where she ranked 3rd in State in the soprano voice category. In July of this year, Amelia was fortunate to attend Eastman School of Music’s Summer Classical Opera Program, and, in the summer of 2021, she was among the participants in Duquesne University’s inaugural Vocal Intensive Program.
Amelia also enjoys taking part in musical theatre and has performed lead roles in numerous school productions, including Hello, Dolly!, The Music Man, and Shrek: The Musical, as well as Into The Woods with the Riverfront Theater Company.
Receiving the Award will allow Amelia to attend a summer music festival and help cover private lesson costs. The scholarship funds will also cover her college audition travel and recording fees.