Laurie Tramuta, mezzo soprano, has been a member of the Voice Faculty at the State
University of New York at Fredonia for the past twenty one years. She holds a Master
of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
as well as a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from The State University of New
York at Fredonia.
Ms. Tramuta has performed a variety of operatic roles with the Western New York Opera
Theater, the Greater Buffalo Opera, Opera Sacra, the Erie Opera Theater and the Fredonia
Hillman Opera. In November of 2014, she played the role of Mother Marie in Poulenc’s
Dialogues of the Carmelites with Opera Sacra. Other favorite roles include the title role in Bizet’s Carmen, Mrs. Grose in Britten’s Turn of the Screw, Anna in Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda, Mrs. Noye in Britten’s Noye’s Fludde, Zita in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and Catherine in Roland Martin’s Riders to the Sea. She has also appeared as alto soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the
Erie Chamber Players, the Buffalo Choral Arts Society, the Orchard Park Chorale, the
Vocalis Chamber Choir, the Bethany College Choir, the Fredonia College Symphony, the
Orchard Park Symphony and the Western New York Chamber Orchestra.
In addition to her position at the State University of New York at Fredonia, Ms. Tramuta
teaches full-time elementary general and choral music in the Fredonia Central School
District. She has also served as guest conductor for various All-County festivals
throughout Western New York. For six years, Ms. Tramuta held the position of Patron
Chair for the Hillman Memorial Music Association. She is currently a member of the
New York State United Teachers, the Chautauqua County Music Teachers Association and
the National Association of Teachers of Singing.