JZ High Res Standard.jpg

The Joy Zabala Fellowship for Assistive Technology & Accesible Educational Materials

My mother was a pioneer, mentor, teacher, and internationally respected leader in her field of Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning, in addition to being an incredible mom! Click below to learn about Joy and the fellowship established in her name. 

IMG_3437.PNG

This award is given to honor "sustained artistic excellence over an extended period of time," but I would like to acknowlege the role of the premiere of The Trial of Susan B. Anthony, but Steven Mark Kohn (and for which he was also awarded an American Prize!) in the conferrring of this honor. 

Adriana Zabala named Distinguished Vocal Artist, 2021 by the American Prize

I am in my second year as Associate Professor of Voice at the Yale School of Music, working with the singers of Yale Opera! I teach Movement & Meaning in addition to applied lessons, and the level of talent and commitment in these young artists is phenomenal.

YALE SCHOOL OF MUSIC FACULTY

YSM with AZ.JPG

Steven Mark Kohn has written a moving, incisive, wistful, witty, and timely dramatic account of the trial of one the great champions and key figures in the Women's Suffrage movement in the U.S, Susan B. Anthony. E. Schirmer published the score in May of 2020, and I am privileged that Steve has made me the dedicatee. Check back soon for news of the upcoming world premiere performance!

"THE TRIAL OF SUSAN B. ANTHONY" PUBLICATION

See More
SBA Score.jpg
Stock old books.jpg

Along with the intrepid Dr. Seth Keeton, I am honored to be a co-creator (and advisory board member) of SongHelix! Dr. Keeton is on faculty at The University of Utah and he continues to lead the herculean task of building this unprecedented comprehensive tool. Have you ever wanted to find song repertoire by poetic theme, language, time, place, composer...almost any term you can imagine- and might you want to contribute your ideas to a site that serves the global singer community in this way? SongHelix is here!

SONGHELIX 

THE SONG SEARCH TOOL OF OUR DREAMS!

LIGHT SHALL LIFT US.png

Early in the days of the pandemic, under the auspices of Opera America, More than 100 opera singers united in a song of hope and solidarity for a virtual performance of "Light Shall Lift Us", a large ensemble work created by the Pulitzer Prize-winning team of composer Paul Moravec and librettist/lyricist Mark Campbell (with whom I've worked on 4 new operas). This effort with so many close friends and respected colleagues was healing at a time when none of us had any idea how much more healing would be necessary. I will always be honored to have been a part of it.

LIGHT SHALL LIFT US

AZ high res gown copy.jpg

I am so pleased to launch this beautiful new site, designed by the brilliant Melissa Zgouridi! Check out her fantastic work at Melissa Zgouridi Studios. Part of what makes her such an expert at design for singers is that she is one herself...

THIS WEBSITE!