Rae-Myra Hilliard

Style: Pop; Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre


Title: Teacher/Singer/Coach

Bio: Rae-Myra Hilliard is equally at home in operatic, solo concert, and choral singing. She has performed with the Greater Buffalo Opera Company, Buffalo Opera Unlimited, Opera Sacra and the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, the Chicago Symphony Chorus, Grant Park Symphony Chorus, Chorus Angelorum, Fourth Presbyterian Church Morning Choir, St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church, and Bach and Beyond. As concert soloist, Ms. Hilliard has performed with Bach and Beyond, St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church, South Shore Community Chorus and the Music Institute of Chicago Chorale. Through her association with the Chicago Symphony Orchestral Association, Ms. Hilliard worked with its South Shore community programs as section leader, vocal instructor and assistant conductor. Ms. Hilliard’s operatic roles performed include the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, Serena in Porgy & Bess, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Miss Pinkerton in The Old Maid and the Thief, Singing Spirit in Sunyata (world premiere), and Emma Berdis Jones (mother of writer James Baldwin) in The Baldwin Chronicles (world premiere) Rae-Myra is an active recitalist who consistently programs works featuring Black-American composers/lyricists or works written for a classical singer of color. Her debut CD, Lifescapes: One Woman’s Journey is a compilation of songs written by Black-American composers. The CD is available on CD Baby for download. Rae-Myra is on faculty at the University of St. Francis, the Music Institute of Chicago, and Evanston Township High School, and is also Music Director at St. James Lutheran Church in Lake Forest, IL. She holds her M.M from the University of Northern Iowa and is a member of NATS, AGMA, and the National Association of Negro Musicians (NANM).

Voice Type: Soprano

Music Styles Taught: Pop; Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre

Availability: I am available as a performer; I am currently accepting private students; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I accept students through a college or university program

Contact Information


7105 N. Paulina St. BSM
Chicago, IL
USA 60626

TEL: 773.301.9648

E-mail: hilliard.raemyra@gmail.com

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