Merced Stratton is an American soprano and teacher whose artistic and pedagogical practices center on flexible and efficient singing. Growing up in Los Angeles, CA, Merced started as a singer-songwriter, writing and performing in the pop band Minimall before training classically. Her interest in healthy cross-genre singing has led her to develop a sensitive, science-based approach to vocal instruction across classical, musical theater, and pop. Past roles include Chiarella in Cimarosa’s Li Sposi per Accidenti, Anne Page (cover) in Nicolai’s Merry Wives of Windsor, and Trio Soprano in Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti with CSU Northridge Opera. She also joined LA Opera Connects as a professional chorister for their 2021 premiere of Carla Lucero’s new Spanish opera Las Tres Mujeres de Jerusalén. She was awarded 2nd Prize in the Art of Opera by the Great Composers Competition in November 2020 and has been a member of the musical honor society Pi Kappa Lambda since 2019. Merced currently maintains a studio of voice and piano students in Boston, where she is working towards her M.M. in Vocal Pedagogy at Boston Conservatory at Berklee in the studio of Dr. Rebecca Folsom.
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Master’s Degree
- LA/Southern California
- Boston/New England
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- Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
- Vocal Arranger
- Voice Teacher (Private Studio)
- Voice Teacher (Educational Institution)
- Guitar - acoustic
- NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS OF SINGING (NATS)
- Graduate School