Alice Boesky is a full-time undergraduate student at Western Michigan University studying vocal performance (with a classical and operatic focus). Boesky has always had a passion for vocal music and has sung since she was 13 years old. She started formal classical and jazz training in her freshman year of high school, and her love of singing only blossomed. Boesky was a lead in her high school musical and quickly found a love for opera and classical music upon entering college. Since entering college, Boesky has performed a lead role in Bizet’s opera Doctor Miracle, understudied the role of Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and is currently working on the role of Susanna from Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro.
Boesky is also a member of University Chorale, WMU’s top choir and is a choral scholar for St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Boesky has a special appreciation for German lied, French melodié, and English art song; she has sung music by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Wolf, Hahn, Paladihle, Liszt, Rachmaninoff (although not German or French), Massanet, Florence Price, Quilter, Michael Ching, Saint-Saëns, and many other composers. Additionally, Boesky has eight years of formal piano training and plays piano in her free time. Along with piano, Boesky enjoys cooking, baking, makeup, and being in nature with her family and friends. She is excited to continue her teaching journey and to guide students on their own musical journey!