Veronica Turner is a native of Shelby, MT with ties to southern Colorado and is excited to begin her first year teaching at Fort Lewis College. Her performance credits include the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Suor Angelica, Suor Genovieffa, and La Zelatrice in three separate performances of Suor Angelica, Countess Almaviva in La Nozze di Figaro, Saphir in Patience, and Vittoria in The Gondoliers. She has been featured in opera scenes programs singing lead roles in Jenůfa, Die Fledermaus, Don Carlos, Don Giovanni, Un Ballo in Maschera, and La Clemenza di Tito. She has also appeared in performances of Die Zauberflöte and The Merry Widow. Roni was the featured soprano soloist in a performance of Schubert’s Mass in G at Doane College in Nebraska, Vaughan William’s Dona Nobis Pacem at the University of Montana, and W.A Mozart’s Requiem with the Lamont Symphony Orchestra in Denver, CO. As a recitalist, she has performed in Colorado, Montana, California, and Nebraska.
Roni has studied with Dr. Kevin Hanrahan, Anne Basinski, and Catherine Kasch. She has taught voice privately in Nebraska, Colorado, and Montana. Prior to teaching at Fort Lewis, she taught adjunct voice and aural skills at Concordia College in Seward, NE. She will be finishing up her DMA at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln this fall, as well as having completed an MM from the University of Montana and a BM from the University of Denver.
In her spare time, Roni enjoys going for walks and hikes, taking photographs, fishing, cooking, reading, and playing piano. She lives in Durango with her fiancé Josh, who is a fellow musician and Fort Lewis instructor.