Ivy Walz is a mezzo soprano known for her exceptional musicianship, colorful singing and dedication to collaboration.
Ivy enjoys an enriching career as an opera and musical theater performer, a concert and recital singer, and as a dedicated vocal educator. She has performed with Cincinnati Opera, Syracuse Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, the Spoleto Festival, Opera Ithaca, Tri-Cities Opera and Resonance Works.
Recently performed roles include Countess Charlotte Malcom in A Little Night Music, Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, and Dr. Electa Thomas in the new opera Pushed Aside: Reclaiming Gage with Society for New Music.
As an active concert soloist she has appeared with many choruses and orchestras including Symphoria Syracuse, Binghamton Philharmonic, Akron Symphony, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, and Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes. Recent highlights include Bach’s Magnificat, Mozart’s Requiem and Handel’s Messiah.
Ivy adores collaborating in intimate settings and is an avid recitalist. She has enjoyed invited performances and collaborations with Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar, Finger Lakes Chamber Ensemble, SongFest, Cincinnati Song Initiative and Denver Art Song Project. Recent and upcoming highlights include performances with Middlebury Song Fest and Civic Morning Musicals. She is currently performing a recital titled Out of the Salon, an interactive program of art song by women composers. She performed this program with collaborator Diane Birr at the Leo Kestenberg Musikschule in Berlin, Germany.
Ivy Walz, DMA is Associate Professor of Voice at Ithaca College School of Music where she works with a vibrant community of developing singer musicians.