Ukrainian-American soprano Teryn Kuzma is a versatile performer and musician of classical, contemporary, musical theater, and folk repertoire.
She recently sang in the Bard SummerScape production of Camille Saint-Saëns’s opera, Henry VIII. In April, she sang her Masters Degree recital, “Songs of Strength”, at Bard Conservatory, and workshopped the lead role of H’ala in Layale Chaker’s dynamic new opera, Ruinous Gods, with Spoleto Festival USA.
Her performance credits include the title role of “Vixen” in Leoš Janáček’s opera, The Cunning Little Vixen, and singing the role of “Luisa” with Ohio Light Opera in The Fantasticks. Since the escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian War in February of 2022, she has taken part in over a dozen benefit concerts for humanitarian aid, in addition to organizing and performing in “Bard Musicians in Support of Ukraine”, a student-led concert which raised over $4,000 in aid for the Help Us Help Charity.
Over the past five years, Teryn has performed as a featured artist with Hartford Opera Theater, UConn Opera Theater, Toronto Summer Music Festival, Berkshire Opera Festival, and the Ukrainian Art Song Project in Toronto.
In addition to her emerging singing career, Teryn is also devoted to maintaining the art of the bandura and Ukrainian music. In these solo recitals and special performances, she brings together the unique beauty of bandura with her voice. Since moving to Brooklyn, she has been working alongside Zoya Shepko of the band, Korinya, to revive the New York Bandura School, and looks forward to many performances to come in NYC.
Originally from Connecticut, she began studying voice at the Hartt School of Music. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Connecticut and her Masters from the Bard Graduate Vocal Arts Program. There, she studied with esteemed faculty members Lucy Fitz Gibbon, Kayo Iwama, and Stephanie Blythe.
September 10 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Killing the Silence: A Concert for Ukraine