Glimmerglass 2016Writing and Singing - Singing and Writing: August at Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, New York found Patrice performing three of her songs from The Long View, A Portrait Of Ruth Bader Ginsburg In Song.  Pianist/coach Sahar Nouri shared the stage with Patrice, Glimmerglass Young Artists and Notorious RBG herself, who gave her 4th annual presentation on Opera And The Law for a sold-out house.  Filming for an upcoming CNN documentary included interviews and informal chat with members of the ensemble and RBG, and a really good time was had by all! (Photo by Carli Kadel)

Patrice is a featured composer on Cedille Record's new SPOTIFY Playlist Of The Month!  This month's theme is Chicago Composers, so Patrice will be heard singing "Anita's Story," her own composition on INTERSECTION: Jazz Meets Classical Song.  The playlist includes a wide variety of new and newer music by a wonderful variety of Chicago composers.  Check it out here

Critical Acclaim

"Not only is Michaels a fine soprano with a bell-like sonority...but she's got sophisticated taste in music. Hers is the best rendition of Britten's "Les Illuminations" since Heather Harper 40 years ago. And Michaels' impeccable French is better.... Witty, adult and smart." (San Francisco Examiner)


Divas Of Mozart's Day Recordings Featured on BBC Channel 1

Divas Of Mozart's Day Featured Performances in Salzburg & Bad Mitterndorf, Austria

Featured Artist introducing Salman Rushdie Convocation, Lawrence University

Live Performance at Supreme Court Musicale with John Browning, pianist & Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet

Lawrence University Award for Artistic Excellence

Guest Lecturer & Master Clinician, Buchmann-Mehta School Of Music, Tel Aviv, Israel

Lee Schaenen Foundation Grant for Divas Of Mozart's Day

Featured Artist Festival Internacional Cervantino XXX, Ciclo de musica contemporánea with Ana Cervantes, piano

Guest Artist & Clinician with Trio Chicago & Friends touring Havana, Cuba, Central America & The Caribbean

3 consecutive appearances at International Contemporary Music Festival, Havana, Cuba

Banff Centre For The Arts Community Resource Artist, Province of Alberta

Metropolitan Opera Auditions Regional Finalist

NATS Young Artist Competition Finalist

Concours International Montreal Finalist

Young Concert Artists Finalist

Oratorio Society of New York Finalist

  • "A formidable interpretative talent” (The New Yorker ) with “a voice that is light, rich and flexible” (Opera News ), Ms. Michaels sings the concert and operatic repertoire, and presents four marvelously unique and entertaining dramatic concerts. She is recorded on over two dozen critically acclaimed discs for Cedille, Albany and other labels. Patrice is in demand as a master clinician, and serves as Director of Vocal Studies at The University of Chicago. (full bio)

  • Patrice is composing a song cycle titled The Long View, which will premier at the Second Circuit Bench/Bar meeting in May as the semi-annual special featured event. The subject of the song cycle is Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as depicted through the words of a variety of individuals who’ve known this incredible woman in varied ways throughout her eight decades. “Anita’s Story,” released as a single song on the INTERSECTION: Jazz Meets Classical Song CD last year, is included in this musical tribute, which will be sung by Patrice at the premier, collaborating with pianist Kuang-Hao Huang.

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