1 Hood Media Presents: Sirens & Queens A Celebration Of Black Women In Classical Music Featuring Anqwenique W Ingfield

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1 Hood Media Presents: Sirens & Queens   A Celebration Of Black Women In Classical Music Featuring Anqwenique W Ingfield
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Anqwenique Wingfield is a highly sought after vocalist and teaching artist specializing in opera, classical music, jazz and soul. A Pittsburgh native, Anqwenique was heavily influenced by music in her younger years through her father, Pittsburgh jazz guitarist, Ronald Wingfield. She began her music studies at the Afro-American Music Institute in Homewood at the age of 11 in piano.

Anqwenique relocated in 1999 to Silver Spring, Maryland where she continued her studies in piano and later in voice. As a member of the esteemed High Point High School Concert Choir under the direction of Mr. Ned Lewis, Anqwenique was afforded many opportunities. It was there she met her first voice teacher Mrs. Joyce Lundy and studied with her privately at the Levine School of music in Washington DC.

After high school, Anqwenique auditioned and was accepted to Indiana University of Pennsylvania under a full scholarship majoring in Voice Performance. It was during her time at IUP where she gained much of her stage experience in lead operatic roles such as Magda Sorel of Carl Menotti’s The Consul and Hanna Glawari of Franz Lehar’s The Merry Widow and the title role of La Perichole by Offenbach. She also traveled abroad to Florence, Italy where she was a student at Istituto Europeo. It was there Anqwenique studied with acclaimed Italian opera singer Valeria Ferri. In 2009, she graduated from IUP with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Voice Performance.

Her soaring lyric soprano has been heard with the Summer Opera Theater Company of Washington DC, Undercroft Opera, Bach Choir of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Savoyards and Opera Theater of Pittsburgh. Most recently she performed with the artist collective Collabtrix in a show called For the Girl Who Sleeps in Snow for Relative Positions at the Union Project and later at East Liberty Presbyterian Church.

Anqwenique has also been making a name for herself as a vocalist in Pittsburgh’s very rich Jazz community. In 2011 she was chosen as a resident artist of JAZZSPACE, an organization that aims to support emerging jazz artists in Pittsburgh. She has performed jazz in venues such as the New Hazlett Theater, August Wilson Center, Shadow Lounge, Little E’s jazz club and Backstage Bar.

As a teaching artist, Anqwenique has shared her talents and experience with many young singers and musicians in Pittsburgh. She conducted an after school choral program at Pittsburgh Arsenal 6-8 and helped coach students for CAPA auditions, a program offered through the MGR Foundation. She currently teaches voice and Piano Hope Academy of East Liberty Presbyterian Church.
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