Department of Music

Faculty & Staff

Adjunct Voice Instructor: Olivia Biddle

Olivia BiddleOlivia has been studying classical voice for the past eleven years. It has become not only a career path, but a passion. She truly loves to be able to portray the music in such ways that it not only touches her heart, but those who listen. Conveying the passion that originally inspired the composers to write such beautiful melodies is one of her most important goals while singing.

Olivia has performed throughout the United States and Europe in numerous stage and opera productions. Roles include Kabanicha in Katya Kabanova, Mrs. McLean in Susanna, Miss Wingrave, in Owen Wingrave and Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana.. She has also competed in several vocal competitions over the past years. Including, being a National Finalist at the 2005 National Opera Association Vocal Competition in New York City. In 2004 Olivia was a State, Southwest Division and National Finalist at the Music Teachers National Association Vocal Competition as well as a Metropolitan Opera National Council District Finalist. She has been the recipient of awards from The National Association of Teachers of Singing and a recipient of scholarships from Southern Utah University, Florida Atlantic University and The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England. In the summer of 2005 Olivia was awarded a scholarship to attend the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.

Olivia received a Bachelor of Arts in Music in 2005 from Southern Utah University and her Masters in Music Performance from the Royal Northern College of Music in 2009.

Olivia has also had the opportunity to work with Children with Special Needs in respect to introducing them to different kinds of music as a form of education and communication and is an advocate of Music Therapy.