Laurie Tramuta, mezzo soprano, has been an adjunct member of the voice faculty at
SUNY Fredonia for the past twelve 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 SUNY Fredonia.
Ms. Tramuta has performed a variety of operatic roles with the Western New York Opera
Theater at Artpark, the Greater Buffalo Opera, the Erie Opera Theater, the Fredonia
Hillman Opera, and with Opera Sacra. She has also appeared as soloist with the Buffalo
Philharmonic Orchestra, the Erie Chamber Players, the Buffalo Choral Arts Society,
the Orchard Park Chorale, the Fredonia College Symphony, the Orchard Park Symphony
and the Western New York Chamber Orchestra. In the spring of 2004, she performed the
role of Mrs. Grose in Britten's opera "Turn of the Screw" as part of the NuSound Music
Festival. In April of 2006, Ms. Tramuta appeared as the alto soloist in the Mozart
Requiem with the Western New York Chamber Orchestra, under maestro Glen Cortese. In
November of 2006, she performed the title role in Bizet's "Carmen" with the Hillman
Opera at SUNY Fredonia. She has also appeared as alto soloist in Handel's "Messiah"
with the Bethany College Choir in Wheeling, West Virginia.
Ms. Tramuta teaches full-time elementary general and choral music in the Fredonia
Central School District. In addition, she has served as guest conductor for various
All-County festivals throughout Western New York and also as an adjudicator for several
area music festivals. In August of 2007, Ms. Tramuta was appointed as 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.