Music, Theatre, Dance Faculty & Staff
Voice, Part-time Professor
1300 The Haas Center for Performing Arts
Michigan-native Corie Auger, mezzo-soprano, has been praised for her bright, expressive voice and energizing stage presence. An active performer, roles include Stéphano (Roméo et Juliette), Nicklausse/The Muse (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Meg (Little Women), Carrie (Carousel), Nellie (South Pacific), Janet MacGregor (South Pacific), Kate (Pirates of Penzance), Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel), Jenny (Threepenny Opera), Flora (La Traviata), and the Fox (The Little Prince).
Miss Auger made her debut with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra in 2016, appearing as the mezzo-soprano soloist in Don McCullough's Holocaust Cantata. Featured in Opera Grand Rapid’s recital series presenting a collection of Shakespeare Songs, Corie was also honored to perform selections from William Bolcom’s Cabaret Songs on The Living Music Resource’s The BEAT with the composer and his wife, mezzo-soprano Joan Morris. She has appeared with Cedar Rapids Opera, Opera Grand Rapids, Main Street Opera, and West Michigan Opera Project.
In addition to her active performance calendar, Corie teaches at Grand Valley State University as an adjunct professor of music and at the Doyle Vocal Studio as an associate vocal coach. A member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Corie is passionate about helping students develop their instrument while becoming independent, thoughtful musicians. Recent highlights include a lecture-recital on Sport-Specific Training for Singers (2015), as well as a presentation at the Schreyer Institute for Excellence in Teaching (2014), designed to help classroom teachers utilize their voices more effectively in the classroom.
Corie earned her Master's of Music in Vocal Performance & Pedagogy from Pennsylvania State University and her Bachelor of Arts in Music from Grand Valley State University (magna cum laude).