Soprano Sharla Nafziger has performed almost seventy works in the oratorio and concert repertoire, and has appeared with opera companies, symphony orchestras, choral societies and festivals across North America, including performances with New York City Opera, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the symphony orchestras of Houston, Vancouver, Winnipeg, New Jersey, Colorado, Huntsville (AL) and Monterey, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and the Choral Arts Society of Washington at the Kennedy Center, and the Elora Festival (Canada). She appears regularly at Bach festivals in Winter Park (FL) and in the Shenandoah Valley (VA). She has appeared in recital across her native Canada, and made her New York Recital Debut at Merkin Hall as the 2001 winner of Joy in Singing. She made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2002 with the Oratorio Society of New York. She can be heard on the Naxos label in Scott Wheeler’s opera The Construction of Boston, and Lully’s Ballet Music for the Sun King: the Telarc label in Die Ägyptishe Helena; on Albany Records in the premiere recordings of Larry Nelson’s Clay Songs and Mark Grant’s Book of Illuminations and on the ERM label in the premiere recording of Boaz Tarsi’s Concerto for Soprano. She has been a voice faculty member at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA NY) since 2003, and also maintains a private roster of students. She lives in Rye NY with her husband Anthony Meloni and their two children, Lia and Luca.