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Songs without Borders

Pauline Tan


Pauline Tan is a Filipino mezzo-soprano whose deep love for poetry and song has taken her across the globe to pursue a career in music. She began her studies at the New England Conservatory in Boston where she completed her undergraduate degree in Vocal Performance.


Some notable performances at the conservatory include being mezzo-soprano soloist for Duruflé’s Requiem, alto soloist for Handel’s Messiah, and alto soloist for Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, as well as being a frequent soloist with the NEC Chamber Singers of which she was an alto section member. Her operatic debut was as Amastre in Serse, and in 2019 she sang the role of Ottavia in NEC’s production of L’incoronazione di Poppea. She has also done opera scenes as the title role of Carmen and as Mrs. Quickly in Falstaff.


She is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Vocal Arts at the Bard College Conservatory under the artistic direction of Stephanie Blythe, Kayo Iwama, and Erika Switzer. She has studied voice under Christopher Arceo and Karen Holvik and is currently studying under Edith Bers.

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