Joannah: The Singer
American soprano Joannah Ball brings her shimmering, facile voice and nuanced musicality to operatic and concert repertoire across the United States. Recent engagements include the role of Madame Herz in Der Schauspieldirektor in Salem, OR, and soloist in Rutter's Requiem with Willamette Master Chorus. She has also appeared with Opera Theater Oregon in Two Yosemites and Festival Oregon Chorale in their unabridged performance of Handel's Messiah. Operatic roles include Adele (Die Fledermaus) and Despina (Così fan tutte), Princess Zara (Utopia Limited) and scenes from The Mikado, The Ballad of Baby Doe, Carmen, and Hansel and Gretel. Solo oratorio performances include Bach Cantatas "Nun komm der heiden Heiland," & "Gottes Zeit ist die aller beste Zeit," and Schubert's Mass in G. Her passion for collaboration and innovation has led her to perform several new works by composers in Boston and Oregon, including a premier of a chamber work for soprano, cello, percussion and dancers by composer Kevin Joest with choreography by Inés Beaumonte Cosín. Ms. Ball completed graduate studies at The Boston Conservatory and a BM in voice performance at Willamette University. She is on the adjunct voice faculty at Pacific University and Reed College and is the Past President of NATS Cascade Chapter.
Joannah: The Pianist
Joannah has been playing the piano since she could reach the keys. Her mother taught Joannah piano lessons through high school and she continued to study with Jean-David Coen through her undergraduate years at Willamette University. As a collaborative pianist she played for many student voice lessons and following graduation worked as staff accompanist for the opera workshop at Willamette University for the productions of Ned Rorem's Our Town and Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel. She is currently choir accompanist and a primary keyboardist at the Forest Grove United Church of Christ where she has worked since 2016.