Cady Thomas, soprano
Cady Thomas, soprano, is originally from the Nixa, Missouri, area. She earned her Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where she studied with Dr. Marc Schapman and her B.M. in Vocal Performance from Truman State University. Cady has been the recipient of numerous awards for both her musicianship and scholarship, including 7 top awards at NATS competitions in the central region. Prior to being chosen as a winner of the SIUE Concerto and Aria competition in 2019, she was awarded the same honor in 2014 at Truman State University. While at Truman, she also appeared as a soloist with all three choral ensembles, Woodwind Choir, Wind Symphony, Concert Band, and the Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, she served as the music director for Truman’s award-winning all-female a cappella ensemble, Minor Detail. Her operatic credits include Olympia in Pinocchio, Silverpeal in The Impresario, both the Mother and Amahl in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, and Billie in Speed Dating Tonight.
As she prepares to pursue doctoral studies in music, she is taking a step away from being a student and spending her time doing her two favorite things: teaching and singing! Cady also currently holds the Director of Traditional Music position at Our Lord's Lutheran Church in Maryville, IL.