Talea Bloch

Contact Information

Talea Bloch
Adjunct Instructor in Theatre
Department
Theatre
Office location

Elder Theatre Center
Room 100C

Office hours

MWF 10-11 or by appointment

Phone

(402) 465.7607

Background

Dr. Talea CMS Bloch is a soprano from Lincoln, Nebraska. She has her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in vocal performance from the University of Nebraska in 2014. Her dissertation “The Best Show in Town: A Study of Friend, Nebraska and Fairfield, Nebraska Opera Houses” details the rich history of live performance in small town Nebraska. She holds a B.A. from Nebraska Wesleyan University in Music, Theater Education, and History Education. After teaching social studies at Millard Central Middle School, Bloch returned to Lincoln to complete her M.M. in vocal performance at UNL. Bloch studies under the direction of Donna Harler Smith.
Bloch currently teaches voice at Nebraska Wesleyan University, Concordia University and Grace University. As a performer, Bloch has many credits to her name. Her most recent roles include “Lady Billows” in Albert Herring, “Alexandra” in O Pioneers!, “Countess” in Le Nozze di Figaro, “Margaret” in Light in the Piazza, “Mother” in Amahl and the Night Visitors, “Rosalinda” in Die Fledermaus, “Katisha” in The Mikado, and “Ruth” in Pirates of Penzance. Bloch has been a member of Opera Omaha's Chorus for 7 seasons, performing in over 15 productions. She has also been a featured soloist in Verdi’s Requiem, Bach’s B minor Mass, and Handel’s Messiah, performing with both the Omaha Symphony and Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra.
Bloch lives in Lincoln, Nebraska with her husband, Jeremy. She is a member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), CMS (College Music Society), and an alumni of Mu Phi Epsilon. She serves on the Friends of Opera Board and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions-Nebraska District Board as the Publicity Chair.

Education

Doctorate of Musical Arts (2014) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in vocal performance
Master of Music degree (2011) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in vocal performance
B.A. (2006) from Nebraska Wesleyan University in Music, Theater, and History Education

Courses taught

Musical Theatre Appreciation, Archway Seminar: Guys and Dolls to Hair, Play Reading, Musical Theatre History, World Theatre History, Voice Studio - Lessons

 

Course schedule

Archway Smeinar MWF 2:00-3:10
World Theatre History MWF 1:00-1:50
Voice Studio - Lessons scheduled individually

Research and academic interests

Opera Houses of Nebraska
Vocal Pedagogy
Musical Theatre

Service interests

Friends of Opera Board Member
Metropolitan Opera National Council Board Member and Publicity Chair
NATS Member
CMS Member
City Impact Volunteer
Redeemer Lutheran Church Volunteer

Professional and community affiliations, certifications and awards

For more information please visit my website: http://taleabloch.weebly.com/