Andrea Chenoweth Wells

Artist-in Residence, Voice
Full-Time Faculty
College of Arts and Sciences: Music

Direct Email

achenoweth1@udayton.edu

Profile

Andrea Chenoweth Wells, soprano, is a two-time regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions. She has appeared with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Cleveland Opera, Commonwealth Opera, Lyric Opera Cleveland, Dayton Opera, the Springfield Symphony, the Bach Society of Dayton, Mansfield Symphony Orchestra, and Arcadia Players.

Ms. Wells’s recent operatic engagements include: Atalanta in Handel's Xerxes with Arcadia Players; Lucia in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor; and Fiordiligi in Mozart's Così fan tutte with Commonwealth Opera in Massachusetts.  She has also performed the roles of Blondchen in Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio with Lyric Opera Cleveland, Lìu for Cleveland Opera on Tour, and Madeline in the Ohio professional premiere of Philip Glass's opera The Fall of the House of Usher. She has understudied numerous roles, including: Rosalinda from Die Fledermaus, and Alma March in Mark Adamo's Little Women.

Her recent orchestral engagements include, Bach's Magnificat with the Cleveland Orchestra, concert performances of Candide with the Mansfield Symphony, Vaughan-William's Dona Nobis Pacem, Mozart's c minor Mass, and Coronation Mass with the Dayton Philharmonic, and the world premiere of A Red Couch Floats in Lake Erie: A Symphony of Songs by Jonathon Sheffer with Red {an orchestra}. She toured Japan with Maestro Neal Gittleman, singing Handel's Messiah and Bach's Christmas Oratorio with the Telemann Chamber Orchestra.

A proponent of new music, Ms. Wells has worked with many living composers including Libby Larsen, Joseph Summer, Jonathon Sheffer, and Monica Houghton. Ms. Wells received her Master of Music in Voice from The Cleveland Institute of Music and her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Dayton. Her teachers include Ruth Golden, George Vassos, Ellen Shade, and Linda Snyder.

Ms. Wells was Lecturer in Voice at Baldwin-Wallace College’s  Conservatory of Music for two years, and is now Artist in Residence at the University of Dayton, where she teaches voice and aural skills, and coordinates recruitment for the Music Department.

Visit Ms. Wells' website for current performance schedules.

Education

  • Master of Music in Voice, The Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, University of Dayton