Anna Wheeler Gentry made her New York Lincoln Center solo debut in 2003 on the concert series Autumn in New York: Vernon Duke at 100. In April 2011 she presented her concert performance and research entitled “Vladimir Dukelsky: Russian Undertones with American Overtones” at the P. I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music, Moscow, RU.
Ms. Gentry has studied voice with Michael Cousins of the Metropolitan Opera, Arlene Auger at the Aspen Music School, and Randi Marrazzo of the Opera Company of Philadelphia. She has coached repertoire with Thomas Jaber at the Academy of Vocal Arts, and studied jazz piano with Robert Arnold of the Glenn Miller Orchestra. As a soprano soloist and cross-over artist, she has performed operatic roles (Mozart, Britten, Gilbert & Sullivan, Persichetti, Ward), musical theatre (Sondheim, Gershwin, Duke, Lerner & Loewe, Rodgers & Hammerstein), as well as concert works (Stravinsky, Saint-Saëns, Brahms, Haydn) in cities including Philadelphia, New York, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Denver, and Phoenix. Her professional choral ensemble engagements have included singing with the Los Angeles Master Chorale under the direction of Roger Wagner, The Bach Choir of Bethlehem under the direction of Greg Funfgeld, Pennsylvania Pro Musica under the direction of Franklin Zimmerman, Philadelphia Choral Arts Society under the direction of Sean Deibler, and the Choir of St. Barnabas on the Desert under the direction of Paul Lee.
While Ms. Gentry’s performance and research projects have garnered support from the American Multi-Cinema Foundation, Yip Harburg Foundation, and Society for American Music, her articles and presentations have been published by American Choral Directors Association, American Music Research Center, Continuum UK, Gale, Johns Hopkins University Press, Kendall Hunt Publications, Music Library Association, the New York Times Company, and Song Stage and Screen VI.
Ms. Gentry is the newly appointed (2016) vocal coach and ensemble manager for the Boulder Bach Festival, a Fellow with the American Music Research Center (AMRC) at the University of Colorado, all while continuing her position as Honors Disciplinary Faculty with Arizona State University.