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Amy Pfrimmer
Assistant Professor of Music; Vocal Studies & Performance
Lillian Gerson Watsky Professor in Voice


M.Mus, Loyola University


A dedicated teacher and energetic performer, Amy Pfrimmer's singing career encompasses a wide variety of repertoire, including opera, operetta, concert, recital, and musical theatre.

Soprano Amy Pfrimmer has sung professionally across the US, in France, Germany, Canada, and England. Career highlights include appearances with the London Symphony Orchestra, Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and Baltimore Choral Arts Society, all in collaboration with the late pianist/composer Dave Brubeck. Notable engagements include the Montreal Opera, New Orleans Opera, Illinois Symphony, Santa Barbara Symphony, Florida Grand Opera, Baltimore Choral Arts, Opera Birmingham, New World Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Memphis Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Mississippi Opera, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Opera Grand Rapids, Virginia Opera, Mozart Festival Opera, Shreveport Opera, Alabama Symphony, Chautauqua Opera, Ohio Light Opera, Pensacola Opera, Glacier Symphony, New Jersey’s Ocean City Pops, and New Sousa Band, in such roles as The Merry Widow, Violetta, Mimi and Musetta, Cio-Cio San, Nedda, Rosalinda, Pamina, and Freia. Recent concert works have included Poulenc’s Gloria, Händel’s Messiah, Bach's Wachet Auf, Britten's Ceremony of Carols, and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

Pfrimmer is an alumna of the distinguished young artist programs of the Florida Grand Opera, Virginia Opera, and Chautauqua Opera. She received her Master of Music degree from Loyola University of New Orleans, where she studied with Professor Philip Frohnmayer. Pfrimmer obtained her Bachelor of Music degree from Louisiana State University, where her teachers included Martina Arroyo, Dr. Sandra Kungle and Patricia O'Neill. Other influential voice teachers include Arthur Levy and Mary Henderson Buckley.

In 2012, Pfrimmer was named the Lillian Gerson Watsky Professor in Voice at Tulane University. Recent recital appearances in 2012-2013 included Oakland University, University of Northern Iowa, Louisiana College, and Mississippi College. Pfrimmer also gave recent master classes at the Brevard Music Center, The Classical Singer Convention, the Southern Region NATS conference, Oakland University, and locally at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. Pfrimmer is also currently principal cantor of St. Louis Cathedral-Basilica in New Orleans.