"Zoe Vandermeer is an artist of genius...remarkable dramatic skills"
- Diari de Balears, Spain
(Review of Zoe's original baroque pastiche one woman opera 'If Love Be the Food of Musick, c. 1782')
In search of her answers about the voice, dramatic coloratura soprano Zoe Vandermeer has done extensive research in vocal pedagogy as well as the science of the voice, and has interviewed well known voice doctors and other medical professionals in San Francisco and New York. She has given masterclasses and presentations on the Voice in California, Connecticut, New York City and Philadelphia. She has been an adjudicator for local and international vocal competitions.
Education: Zoe Vandermeer is a prize-winning graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She has coached with Metropolitan Opera conductors, renowned producers of the BBC, and singers of the international stage, and has studied voice most notably with Arthur Levy in New York City.
Prizes, Awards, Performances: Zoe has been on the Roster of the CT Commission on Culture and Tourism since 2011. Her Carnegie Hall Debut took place in 2014, as First Place Winner of the B. Alexander International Vocal Competition, and she has performed as a soloist in concert, opera, and her own music in the United Kingdom, Spain, Brazil, Canada, and the US. Zoe has been a recipient of numerous scholarships and grants, including the CT Office of the Arts Grant, Hartt School Faculty Development Fund, Dame Joan Sutherland Fund, MTNA Foundation Grant Fund, Emerging Artists Fund, and Musicians Foundation Grant.
As a recording artist, she has been a featured guest on several radio and television stations in the US and Scotland. Her upcoming solo soprano/harp baroque CD will be released by Centaur Records in 2024.
Zoe's original compositions have been commissioned and performed by orchestras, singers, and choirs in California, New York City, and abroad.
Self-accompanist: Zoe has performed as a self-accompanist on harp at the International Festival de Deia in Spain, Rio International Harp Festival Brasil, Glasgow International Early Music Festival, Bloomington Early Music Festival, and elsewhere. As an accomplished pianist, she accompanies her singing of her original songs.
Zoe's original stage works: Zoe has toured her original one woman baroque pastiche opera in the US and Europe.
Zoe's Musical Fairy Tale, in which she wrote the story, lyrics, music, performed in and produced the album and concerts, has frequently been compared to Phantom of the Opera, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, Secret Garden, and Narnia.
Music Director: Zoe has extensive experience as a music director for musical theatre productions, opera, and choirs, working with a wide variety of ages, musical genres, and levels.
Audio/Video Producer: Zoe has been the audio engineer and producer for several artist albums and demos, has given presentations on how best to record the voice for the Classical Singer Conventions, and has been a video producer for arts organizations and artists.
Students: Zoe's voice students have had lead roles in shows, received grants and scholarships, recorded albums, performed on stage, and in films and commercials.
Membership: Zoe is a member of the New York Singing Teachers Association, Early Music America, and the American Harp Society.
"fine soprano soloist"
- Oakland Tribune
(Review of Zoe as soprano soloist in Haydn's Theresienmesse)
"the other highlight was Vandermeer in Mozart's Popoli di Tessaglia K. 316"
- Antioch Ledger, California
"Zoe Vandermeer was astounding when she came out and accompanied her singing on harpsichord"
- San Francisco Chronicle
(Review of Zoe Vandermeer's concert, Berkeley CA.)
"Any fan of enchanting rock opera will fall pleasantly victim to the genius found here"
- Get Fancy Magazine
(Review of 'Zoe's Musical Fairy Tale')