Andrea Willis

DMA Candidate
Performance - Voice
Office: TC 408

An experienced and convincing performer, soprano Andrea Willis has sung opera roles, oratorios and recitals in Canada and in Italy. Upcoming is the role of Despina in UWOpera’s production of Così fan tutte. She sang the role of Nella in Gianni Schicchi in Novefeltria, Italy with La Musica Lirica. For UWOpera she was a charming Flora in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw in 2018. As a Doctor of Musical Arts student, her research is focussed on Canadian women composers, specifically the work of Ana Sokolovic. Her October 2020 recital includes major works by Emily Doolittle, Cecilia Livingston, Monica Pearce, Jean Coulthard and Sokolovic.

Andrea earned her Bachelor of Music from Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, her ARCT in Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and her Master of Music from Western University in London. She is an experienced voice and piano teacher and examiner for conservatories in Niagara and Milton.