Tori Lee, a Florida native, is a voice teacher currently residing in Columbia. In 2020, she received her Master of Music in Opera Theatre at the University of South Carolina and is currently working on her Master of Arts in Teaching degree. In 2018, Tori graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor of Arts in Voice Performance.
Her most recent performances include Carrie Pipperidge in Opera at USC production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel. Other Opera at USC roles include Chokolka the Hen (The Cunning Little Vixen) and Ms. Pescado (Armida) She has frequented as a soprano soloist for Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mozart’s Requiem with companies such as Florida Gulf Coast University Orchestra, Symphonic Chorale, and Naples Chorus and Orchestra. Other roles include Sister Genevieve in Suor Angelica and Laetitia in The Old Maid and the Thief with the Bower School of Music; Bastienne in Bastien und Bastienne with Franco American Vocal Academy in Salzburg, Austria; Giannetta in L’Elisir d’Amore with Opera Viva! in Verona, Italy; Gretel in Hansel und Gretel with Gulf Shore Opera; Cobweb in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Opera Naples. Choral works include Benjamin Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb with Florida Gulf Coast Chamber Choir; Tosca and La Boheme with Opera Naples.
Tori’s goals as a teacher are to encourage healthy vocal singing, confidence on stage, and life-long learning and love for music. While learning proper techniques, she also encourages students to expand their knowledge in music through singing different genres, learning music theory, and aural skills that help create a well-rounded musician.