Emma Nossem (mezzo-soprano) is a recent graduate of CIM’s Artist Diploma degree. Nossem completed her Bachelor of Music degree at Ball State University where she received the inaugural Ewart Opera Performance Scholarship. She completed her Master of Music degree at CIM, earning the 2020 Max Berman Prize in Voice and adding to her complete roles, including Madame de la Haltière in Cendrillon, Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas, 3rd Lady in Die Zauberflöte, Stepmother in The Juniper Tree, Diane in Hippolyte et Aricie, Maman in L’enfant et les sortilèges, Death in Le Rossignol, Principessa in Suor Angelica, Little Buttercup in HMS Pinafore, and Ursule in Beatrice et Bénédict. Recently, she competed in the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition, placed 2nd in Akron’s Tuesday Musical Competition, and participated in the Summer 2022 Art Song Festival at CIM. She was also named the recipient of the 2022 Elly Ameling Art Song Award; the 2020-21, 2021-22 recipient of CIM’s Ellen B. Thomas Vocal Scholarship; and 2021 Helen Curtis Webster Award. Emma loves cooking, sunsets, and a breezy drive with the windows down. Catch her performing in a signature red lip, because singing simply requires a bit of flair.