Amy Mushall, Soprano
"...in the aria of Olympia (Amy Schaub Mushall with excellent coloratura) also gave some reason to smile"
- Walther Neumann, Die Kleine Zeitung
“Schaub (Mushall) .... play the lead(s) with playful humor” Kalamazoo Gazette - Hansel and Gretel Review
In the 2014-2015 season, Amy (Schaub) Mushall made her debut with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic as the Shepherd Boy in Puccini's Tosca. She also sang "Pie Jesu" from Faure's Requiem in her debut with the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs. Ms. Mushall is thrilled to be engaged by Opera Theatre of the Rockies to perform the leading roles for two Douglas Moore operas; “Lola” in Gallantry, and the title role in scenes from The Ballad of Baby Doe. She will also perform a recital of Renaissance music accompanied by guitar in April of 2015 for The Pikes Peak Opera League.
2013 was a particularly exciting year. Ms. Mushall performed the role of Ida in the Opera Theatre of the Rockies production of Die Fledermaus in the Pikes Peak Center, along with an inserted performance of the Valancienne Can-Can from The Merry Widow in the production. She was also featured as Mary Warren in Act 2 of The Crucible with Opera Theatre of the Rockies Vocal Arts Festival, and had the opportunity to perform for several concerts through Vocal Arts Festival, including "Opera Idol" and "POPera". In addition, Amy was the second soprano soloist in Mozart's Mass in C Minor with the Colorado College Choir, under the direction of Deborah Teske.
Amy has been a member of the Opera Theatre of the Rockies Young Artist and Outreach Ensemble since 2011, when she made her debut in "Songs That Won The War" in a World War II Revue performed at the Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum. Since 2011, Amy has had the opportunity to sing for the Denver Lyric Opera Guild, the Pikes Peak Opera League, and for other private groups through Opera Theatre of the Rockies Outreach Ensemble and participated in the chorus in the 2012 production of La Traviata, and the 2014 production of Lakmé.
Prior to moving to Colorado Springs, Amy delighted audiences in the title roles in three operas, including Hansel and Gretel, Angelique,and the World Premiere of The Nightingale by Ramon Zupko, as well as “Despina” in Cosi Fan Tutte. As Gretel, the Kalamazoo Gazette said “Schaub plays the lead with playful humor” . She has also performed as guest artist with the American Institute of Musical Studies Orchestra and the Western Michigan University Orchestra. Among the many awards she has received, Amy was particularly honored to have received the Jesse Norman Award at the National Association of Teachers of Singing competition, presented to the “most promising undergraduate singer”.
Amy has performed several times at The Broadmoor Hotel. She was a featured soloist in the 2010 and 2009 A Classic Broadmoor Christmas, was a guest in Spec's Spot, performing with Marcus Lovett and the Ken Miller trio. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Western Michigan University and studied at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria and at the Bay View Music Festival and currently studies with Martile Rowland, Artistic Director of Opera Theater of the Rockies.