Kayleigh Decker’s recent and upcoming appearances include Dallas Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Welsh National Opera, Cincinnati Opera, and Les Violons du Roy. She was named one of Caramoor’s 2018 Schwab Vocal Rising Stars and was a participant in the inau- gural season of Renée Fleming’s SongStudio at Carnegie Hall. She has given recitals at the Cincinnati Song Initiative, Pelican Hill recital series, Carnegie Hall, and the Chicago Cultural Center. She makes her San Francisco Symphony debut with these performances.
In 2019 Ms. Decker was the recipient of three prestigious scholarships: the Luminarts Fellowship, first place in the Musicians Club of Women Scholarship Competition, and a Sara Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Foundation. Further accolades include first place in the Three Arts Scholarship Fund Competition and the Macdowell Society Scholarship Award, sec- ond place in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions- Great Lakes Region, first place in the CCM Corbett Competition, and the Encouragement award in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions-Cincinnati District.
As an ensemble member of the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago, she has appeared in Idomeneo and Madama Butterfly. She has been a young artist at Glimmerglass, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and Utah Festival Opera, Houston Grand Opera Young Artists Vocal Academy, and Oberlin in Italy. She participated in Joyce DiDonato’s Masterclass Series at Carnegie Hall, streamed live on Medici.tv. She is an alumna of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory and the Oberlin Conservatory.