Ellie Steinmetz is a graduate of the Fredonia School of Music where she participated in masterclasses with Broadway’s Liz Callaway, composers Libby Larsen, Jake Heggie, and more. While at Fredonia, Steinmetz participated in productions of Massenet’s Cendrillon, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Weill’s Street Scene, Donizetti’s L‘elisir d‘amore, Verdi’s Falstaff and Nicolai’s The Merry Wives of Windsor. She was featured on the inaugural Fredonia Art Song Project, and made her Italian debut in 2017 as an Emerging Vocal Artist at the Brancaleoni International Music Festival (BIMF) in Piobbico, Italy. At BIMF, she coached the works of Cavalli, Offenbach, Bernstein, and Donizetti with Howard Watkins of the Metropolitan Opera.
While opera is her niche, Ellie has enjoyed teaching a wide range of styles as well as gender-affirming singing voice to a very diverse studio of students for the last 5 years. A fierce advocate for vocal pedagogy & hygiene as well as the wellness of musicians & professional voice users, Ellie began her MS in Speech Language Pathology at New York University, where she currently assists Dr. Celia Stewart and Dr. Aaron Johnson of the NYU Voice Center with vocology research. A recipient of the NYU Steinhardt Creative & Research Project Grant, Ellie is currently working on an honors thesis exploring the emotional reaction of singers to their voice disorders. Steinmetz currently studies with GRAMMY-award winning mezzo-soprano Katherine Ciesinski of the Eastman School of Music. Ellie is beyond honored to have the opportunity to work at the Seattle Voice Lab and to be a small part in the vulnerable journey that is one’s transition.