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 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.
She currently resides in the Pacific Northwest. Dorothy likes to ballroom dance and hike in her spare time.
Photo: Dorothy in Seattle Opera's
What others have said about Dorothy
Julian Patrick- Prominent teacher & International Performer.
“Your singing moves me to tears.” &
“You are definitely a singer of a highly professional quality.”
Hans Wolf- General Director of Tacoma Opera.
“Dorothy is completely unaware of how talented she is.”
Abraham Kaplan- Internationally known Conductor
“You will do very well in your career.”
Photo: Dorothy (2nd row, last on right) in "Carmen" with Seattle Opera