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Biography

Grammy award-winning soprano Claire Fedoruk holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Early Music Performance from the University of Southern California, having earned her M.M. from the Eastman School of Music and her B.M. from Pacific Lutheran University. Praised by the Los Angeles Times for her "unfettered tone and easy clarity"  she is a frequent soloist with Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Chamber Singers, and Musica Angelica as well as The Concord Ensemble, and The Natur Early Music Ensemble, of which she is a member. Dr. Fedoruk’s recording credits include the recent Decca release Gorecki: Miserere, Decca recording of Nico Muhly’s  A Good Understanding (where she is featured as a soloist),  two Nonesuch recordings of Steve Reich’s You are Variations and Daniel Variations, as well as the 2007 Grammy Award winning Padilla: Son of Justice on the RCM label. She is also an active studio artist in the film industry, and can be heard on numerous soundtracks, the most recent being Sea of Trees (2015), X-Men Days of Future Past (2014) where she is featured as a soloist, and Godzilla (2014). Dr. Fedoruk has appeared as a soprano soloist with the early music ensemble Gravitacíon in Chicago, and with the Los Angeles Master Chorale in New York City for Steve Reich’s 70th birthday concert series, where she sang the notoriously challenging top soprano voice of Reich’s brilliant Tehillim. In Los Angeles Dr. Fedoruk combines her performing and teaching careers; she is Associate Professor of Musicology at Azusa Pacific University. Here she specializes in teaching both modern and early musicology and serves as a performance practice coach for all periods, as well as being certified in Level I Kodaly Solfege. Her scholarly essays and editions have been presented at Oxford University and in Los Angeles. Recent projects have included solo appearances in Richard Einhorn's Voices of Light at Disney Hall with the Los Angeles Master Chorale,  an appearance as soprano soloist with the Concord Ensemble at the Corona del Mar Early Music festival this past summer, the Eugene Concert Choir and the Oregon Mozart Players in their performance of Händel's  Messiah  last December,  and a sabbatical leave to write about and premiere the first staged performance of John Adam's new work  The Gospel According to the Other Mary  with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.   Current and future projects include appearances as soprano soloist with the Tesserae Baroque Ensemble   in their program of German Cantatas this January , appearances with the baroque ensemble Les Abeilles as soprano soloist and appearances as an soloist and ensemble member with Cantoris LA in their production of Hildegard's morality play Ordo Virtutum in April 2015 .

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