Musician, Small Business Owner, and Teacher in New York
Samantha McElhaney is an American Soprano whose voice has been described as “one of those dramatic, heroic, and epic, full-throated voices that comes along once in a lifetime." Samantha is an accomplished music performing artist, teaching professional, vocal instructor, and musical director who has traveled the world performing and teaching with an array of distinguished musicians and groups.
Samantha is classically trained and uses her classical training and technique as a base but also fuses its principles with other genres such as Jazz, R&B, Musical theaterand gospel just to name a few.
The balance of her authentic, powerful vocalism, sophisticated stage presence, and thrilling theatrical abilities allows her to pursue a wide array of operatic depictions and to enchant audiences in concert and recital appearances worldwide. Operatic audiences have largely celebrated for her notable roles that have brought Ms. McElhaney to Washington National Opera Company, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera Chicago, Toledo Opera, Ft. Worth Opera, Royal Danish Opera, Carnegie Hall, The Citadel in Cairo, Eygpt and the White House in her nation’s capital; earning her numerous press acknowledgements and remarkable performance reviews.
Samantha McElhaney is currently working on her debut CD appropriately titled, ‘The Coronation’, to be released in the Spring of 2019. She is also preparing to launch World Stage Performing Arts Education Foundation (WSPAEF), a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering and advancing music education programs in schools and communities throughout the USA.
Ms. McElhaney graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio and a Master of Music degree from the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland.