Cady Thomas, soprano, is originally from the Nixa, Missouri, area. She earned her Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where she studied with Dr. Marc Schapman and her B.M. in Vocal Performance from Truman State University. Cady has been the recipient of numerous awards for both her musicianship and scholarship, including 7 top awards at NATS competitions in the central region. Prior to being chosen as a winner of the SIUE Concerto and Aria competition in 2019, she was awarded the same honor in 2014 at Truman State University. She is an active soprano in the St. Louis area, most recently appearing as a featured soloist with Opera Edwardsville. Her operatic credits include Olympia in Pinocchio, Silverpeal in The Impresario, both the Mother and Amahl in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, and Billie in Speed Dating Tonight.
As she prepares to pursue doctoral studies in music, she is taking a step away from being a student and spending her time doing her two favorite things: teaching and singing!
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