Michelle Monroe, soprano, joined the University of Northern Iowa voice faculty in the fall of 2016. She attended Northern State University for her BME and UNI for her MM. Before joining the faculty at UNI, Monroe taught private voice for five years and K-12 General and Vocal Music in the Iowa public schools. She has performed as a soloist with UNI Cantorei and Concert Chorale, NSU Concert Choir and Orchestra, and the Mittelsächsisches Theater Orchestra in Freiberg, Germany. Her Young Artist Programs include the Johanna Meier Opera Theater Institute, Music for Singers in Germany, and the Midwest Institute of Opera. While in Germany, she had the opportunity to study the lieder of Hugo Wolf and perform in a European opera house. Monroe won first place in the South Dakota NATS competition in 2012 and was a finalist in the Iowa NATS competition in 2015. As a student at UNI, she actively performed with UNI Opera and their opera outreach. She earned first place at the UNI Graduate Symposium two consecutive years for her research and performance of selections from Aaron Copland’s Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson and Jake Heggie’s Eve-Song.