Dorothy Bauer began her musical training with piano lessons at age five in Montreal, Quebec where she was born and raised. At age fifteen she immigrated to Colorado with her family. She spent her Junior High school and High School years playing in award winning Jazz ensembles. She attended the University of Colorado and obtained a double degree in vocal performance and bassoon performance. She was awarded an outstanding student award for her efforts in bassoon and voice. She was also elected a member of Pi Kappa Lambda the honorary music society.
Upon graduation she was hired as a company member of the Portland Opera and sang professionally there for three years. She then attended the University of Oregon pursuing her Masters of vocal performance as a teaching fellow, teaching voice there to undergraduate students. During this time she was a winner of the N.A.T.S competition as a soprano in the Masters category.
She later was hired by the Seattle Opera as a company member and sang there professionally for three years.
She attended the University of Washington as a Vocal Performance major, again pursuing a Masters degree. During this time she sang as the soprano soloist in a performance of the Verdi Requiem, featuring the combined choruses and symphony of the University of Washington, directed by Abraham Kaplan. She also sang as guest soloist featuring up and coming Seattle talent with the Seattle Philharmonic under the direction of Hans Wolf.
Dorothy is currently teaching voice and piano lessons. She focuses on both Jazz and Classical in her lessons. She is accepting students from age 8 to adult.
She currently resides in the Pacific Northwest. Dorothy likes to hike in her spare time.
Photo: Dorothy (2nd row, last on right) in "Carmen" with Seattle Opera