Announcer, Performance Today/ Producer, Arts Calendar
Angela Schmidt created the show, "Music in the Making" on Classical 91.7. The show features performances from up-and-coming talents from both the University of Houston and Rice University. She produces and hosts the daily Arts Calendar that airs each morning at 8:05. Angela can frequently be heard as an on-air personality, hosting classical music programs throughout the day.
Prior to joining Houston Public Radio, she worked for American Public Media's Performance Today as a production intern. Angela divides her time between radio hosting and performing as a classically trained singer. She holds a Master of Music from the University of Houston's Moores School of Music, where she studied voice with Cynthia Clayton and acting with Buck Ross. She completed both a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Science in Business at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Before moving to Houston in 2010, she worked for several years as a technology analyst for Deloitte Consulting, implementing enterprise resource planning systems for Fortune 500 companies.
As a light lyric soprano, Angela's recent operatic roles include Nannetta in Falstaff, Young Amelia in Daron Hagen's Amelia, Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring, Mademoiselle Silberklang in The Impresario, Pauline in La vie parisienne, and Virtú in L'incoronazione di Poppea. A strong proponent of art song and contemporary music, Angela has performed recitals in Chicago, Houston, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and other cities throughout the American Midwest. Recently, she premiered the song cycle Sappho Fragments by Austin-based composer Joelle Zigman. Her recital work has included a benefit concert of American art song that raised thousands of dollars for underprivileged music students in New Orleans. For more information about Angela's activities as a classical singer, visit www.angelaschmidtsoprano.com.