MARGARET BISHOP KOHLER
Alaska-born soprano Margaret Bishop Kohler attended the Oberlin Conservatory and Eastman School of Music as well as the Tanglewood and Aspen festivals. Her teachers have included Jan DeGaetani, Shigemi Matsumoto, and Robin Rice. She has sung with Opera Columbus, Opera Delaware, the San Diego Opera (Young Artist Program), and with the Columbus and San Diego symphony orchestras and the New York Chamber Ensemble. She has recorded for Philip Glass, and her recent performances of Schoenberg's Pierrot lunaire were filmed and shown by PBS. She was a first-place winner in the Metropolitan Opera's district auditions in 2002. In 2004 she made her New York recital debut, and she debuted in Germany as soprano soloist and Bachchor Mannheim, premiering Samuel Adler's Jona.