Tiara Abraham Wins 2nd Place in Sacramento Master Singers Scholarship

Student Tiara Abraham in a cream colored dress, floral print, against a dark blue tile backdrop.

Undergraduate music major (focusing on vocal performance) Tiara Abraham has won second place in the Sacramento Master Singers Youth Scholarship competition. For it she sang one of only a few Vincenzo Bellini art songs, ”Per pietà, bell’idol mio,” in the collegiate category, age 20–22.

A Regents Scholar and a University Honors Program scholar, and at 16-years-old, one of UC Davis’s youngest graduating students, Tiara has more than made up for performance opportunities that were not available because of the pandemic. Just as an example, Tiara recently performed opera arias by Verdi, Mozart, and Donizetti with the Camellia Symphony Orchestra in Sacramento, where UC Davis Professor of Music Christian Baldini is the conductor. She has also been a member of the UC Davis Chorus and Chamber Singers and has been studying voice with UC Davis lecturer in music Jonathan Nadel. 

Further, she has been singing with Sacramento’s Schola Cantorum and has competed here and abroad extensively. Earlier this year, she won an Honorable Mention YoungArts Award in Classical Voice, and in 2021 she won the Grand Prize from the Enkor International Music Competition, to name a few. Also in 2021, she participated in three summer intensive workshops at Oberlin, NYU, and Eastman.

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Beyond UC Davis

Of the twelve competitive schools Tiara was admitted to, including the Manhattan School of Music and Peabody Conservatory, she has chosen to pursue a graduate degree at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, Bloomington. She is particularly interested in IU’s renowned opera program.


Student Recital: Tiara Abraham, soprano
Senior Honors Recital

Student Recital: Tiara Abraham, soprano
Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

with Karen Rosenak, piano


G.F. Handel: “I know that my Redeemer liveth” from Messiah

J.S. Bach: “Mein Gläubiges Herze” from Cantata BWV 68

Albert Hay Malotte: The Lord’s Prayer

H.T. Burleigh: Go Down Moses

Franz Schubert: Frühlingsglaube

Ricky Ian Gordon: Will There Really Be a Morning

Tiara Abraham: Untitled

Joaquín Rodridgo: Cuatro madrigales amatorios

Claude Debussy: Nuit d’étoiles

Vincenzo Bellini: “Ma rendi pur contento” from Sei Ariette

Manuel de Falla: “Nana” from Siete Canciones populares Españolas

Lori Laitman: “If I” from Four Dickinson Songs


Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA

UC Davis Symphony Orchestra:

UC Davis Symphony Orchestra:|”Twilights”
Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center

Christian Baldini, director and conductor


Richard Wagner: Rienzi Overture

Johann Strauss: ”Mein Herr Marquis” from Die Fledermaus with Tiara Abraham, soprano (winner of the 2022 Concerto Competition)

Jan Koetsier: Allegro con brio from Concertino, op. 77
with Alex Rossi, tuba (winner of the 2022 Concerto Competition)

David Felder: Die Dämmerungen WEST COAST PREMIERE

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Der Freischütz

$12 Students and Children / $24 Adults

Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Davis, CA

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