Carla Jamie Perez, – Singer, Voice Teacher, Voice Actor, began gaining professional recognition as a singer after becoming a finalist and winner of several prestigious voice competitions including the Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions and the International Rosa Ponselle Voice Competition.
She attended Peabody Conservatory, Indiana University, the Music Academy of the West and USC, Thorton Music School. She studied voice with internationally acclaimed teachers and singers, Elizabeth Krueger, Eileen Farrell, and Martial Singher and coached with such renowned vocal coaches as Gwendolyn Koldofsky, Ernest St. John (Jack) Metz and Val Underwood.
She was invited to participate in the affiliate artist program at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Germany and received her first U.S. opera contract offer for the role of Minnie in La Fanciulla del West by Puccini from conductor and director of Santa Fe Opera, the late John Crosby.
As an accomplished and recognized recitalist, symphony and chamber music soloist and opera singer, she has sung with symphonies, opera companies, in festivals and in recital throughout the U.S. and has made guest artist appearances in South America, Canada and Europe.
Carla holds advanced degrees in both Voice Performance and Theater. She continues to perform, create and collaborate with individual artists and organizations of all artistic persuasions through her ongoing collaborative arts project “Performances A La Carte”.
A “singer’s” teacher for over twenty five years, she specializes in developing career voices and working with lifelong singers but also enjoys working with individuals who are interested in expanding or enhancing their life experience through singing and the discovery of their “Inner Voice”. She has been highly successful in teaching singers how to do what she does…sing amazingly.
Carla continues to study, coach and perform, considering the mastery of singing to be a lifelong pursuit.