Marcela Ossa is a Colombian American operatic soprano, music teacher, poet, and visual artist born in Medellín, Colombia. She recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from the Music Conservatory at the Chicago College of Performing Arts.
Marcela teaches private voice lessons, early music education, and beginner piano lessons in both Spanish and English and she has been teaching people of all ages and experience in Chicago since September 2020. Marcela believes that music lessons should both be fun and productive. She loves being silly and connecting on a personal level with each of her students while keeping a routine that allows for productivity and progress.
Marcela has studied and performed in various locations and with many different teachers and coaches since she was twelve years old. She made her Chicago Summer Opera debut singing the role of Metella in Handel’s Silla as well as Euridice in scenes from Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice. In the summer of 2019, she sang with Opera in Concert in Italy in various cities around Italy where she performed lead roles in scenes from Verdi’s Falstaff and Rigoletto, among other ensemble pieces. Marcela has performed in CCPA’s undergraduate operas, with a local Chicago theater company, The Savoyaires, and as a member of Roosevelt’s Conservatory Chorus.
When Marcela is not teaching or performing music, she writes poetry, paints, hikes, rides her bike, rock climbs, and spends time with her loved ones. She looks forward to getting to know you and sharing the gift of music with you!