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Shirley Andrea Garcia Santana

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Full Scholarship in College of Chinese and ASEAN arts (Master Vocal Performance) (2018)

Academic Exchange to UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (2016)

Music Festival Santa Catarina FEMUSC (2016)

Music Festival Santa Catarina FEMUSC (2015)

Catalonia Tour with Orquesta Conservatorio de Musica Universidad Nacional de Colombia (2014)

Cartagena Music Festival (2012)

Master Vocal Performance
College of Chinese &ASEAN arts. Chengdu University
Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Colombian Soprano graduated from the Conservatory of Music of the National University of Colombia (2018)

she participated in the opera El Mozote by Luis Díaz Herodier, at the XI Festival of Opera to the Park with the Children and Youth Choir Piccola Capella.

In 2009 she entered the Music Basics Program of the Conservatory of the National University with an emphasis on Lyrical Canto, studying 8 semesters with Maestra Carolina Ortega. With the Choir of the Conservatory directed by Maestra Elsa Gutiérrez she participated in the montages of the works: The Polovetzian Dances of Borodin and the Orfeo Opera and Euridice de Gluck (2009); the world premiere of Carlos Julio Ramirez's Requiem with the National Symphony of Colombia directed by Felipe Aguirre (2010); the opera Eugenio Oneguin of Tchaikivski directed by the master Zbigniew Zajac (2011); The weddings of Stravinsky under the direction of maestro Guerassim Voronkov (2012): All of them at the Leon de Greiff Auditorium and also, the latter, at the Teatro Fundadores in Manizales.

With the Choir of the Opera of Colombia and the Choral Society Santa Cecilia, the concert and DVD recording of the Eighth Symphony of Mahler with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bogotá, under the direction of Enrique Diemeke and the Mass in C minor of Mozart, with the National Symphony Orchestra and the Leipzig Ballet at the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Theater; within the America Cantat Festival 2013, the Mass in C minor of Mozart with the Sydney Chamber Orchestra and the Ninth Symphony of Beethoven with the Hungarian National Orchestra.

She participated in the Season of Zaruela by Jaime Manzur (2016) with the Philharmonic Choir of Bogotá.

As a soloist she has performed in the auditoriums Olav Roots, Teresa Cuervo, Oriol Rangel (Colombia), Sala Xochipilli and Sala A10 (Mexico), among others.
She has taken master classes with masters Louise Toppin, Cynthia Shefveland, Angelique Zuluaga, Kathleen Wilson, Enric Martinez, Xavier Moreno, Hans Mogollon, Miguel Ortega, André Dos Santos, Celine Imbert, Gino Quilico, Rosa Mateur, Marta Mateu, Elías Morales and Rufino Montero.

She was selected to participate in the master classes of the 6th Cartagena Music Festival (2012), she has performed as a soloist with the Ensemble Vocal de Música Antigua of the Conservatory of the National University of Colombia, the Band and Symphonic Orchestra of Neiva; She received a scholarship in the 10th and 11th edition of the Festival of Music of Santa Catarina 2015 and 2016 (FEMUSC) in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil; in the last one, he was a soloist in Beethoven's Fantasia Coral.

In 2014, with the National University of Colombia, she toured Catalonia-Spain, being one of the six sopranos for the production of the Flowers scene of Richard Wagner's opera Parsifal.

In the second semester of 2016, she undertook a student exchange in Mexico City at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

She has taken orchestral conducting classes with teachers Libardo Saavedra, Tetsuo Kahenira and Samuel Pascoe, as well as having been an assistant in the direction of the vocal ensemble of Ancient Music of the Conservatory of the National University of Colombia.

She was a singing teacher and director of youth choirs at the Departmental Conservatory of Huila, Colombia.

She was an active student of Beatriz Mora until 2018 and is currently advancing her Master Vocal Performance studies at the College of Chinese & ASEAN Arts in Chengdu, China with the Chinese & ASEAN Arts scholarship.

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