A native of Oakland, soprano Michele Kennedy studied at Yale University and Yale School of Music. She is a specialist in early classical and contemporary music currently studying voice with Ruth Rainero and Marguerite Krull. Her recent highlights include solo debuts as Cupid in Purcell’s King Arthur with American Bach Soloists and in Monteverdi’s Vespers with Voices of Ascension. In February, Trio Eos, her female vocal ensemble, performed a program celebrating female composers with the Folger Consort at Washington National Cathedral. This past year, Ms. Kennedy performed Bach cantatas with American Classical Orchestra, Handel’s Messiah with Fort Street Chorale, Byrd’s consort songs with Parthenia Viols, and premiered works with the Center for Contemporary Opera and Experiments in Opera. Upcoming engagements include Handel and Vivaldi’s Dixit Dominus settings with Cresendo Ensemble in Lakeville, CT, and Great Barrington, MA.