Demi VanderWerff is graduate Summa Cum Laude from Jacksonville State University with a concentration in Vocal Studies. She works as an active performer and teacher in her native Huntsville, Alabama. Demi has a passion for working with young singers to foster a positive attitude and a solid musical understanding. Her favorite roles include Musetta (La Boheme), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Kate (Madama Butterfly), Stephano (Romeo et Juliette), Mary (The Nativity According to St. Luke), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Lucy (The Telephone) and Zerlina (Don Giovanni). Demi has been engaged with Ars Nova School of the Arts, Jacksonville Opera Theater, Opera Upper West, The Huntsville Community Chorus, Bloomington Cantata Project, IU Opera, A&M Choral Studies, Druid City Opera, and Fantasy Playhouse. Actively involved in the outreach of opera, Ms. VanderWerff has directed children’s operas Gertrude McFuzzand Sid the Serpent, and participated in IU’s non-profit Round About Opera for Kids. In 2015, Demi served as the intern for the OK Mozart Festival in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. She is actively pursing a Masters in Music in Voice Performance.