Annika Bäckström

Lecturer

Biography: 

Soprano ANNIKA BÄCKSTRÖM, DMA in vocal performance, supporting area ethnomusicology, teaches voice and lyric diction at HSU. Annika has a wide vocal repertoire from art songs to concerts and operas. She has sung leading roles in operas, such as La Traviata, The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute and the world premier of Wournos. She performs solo recitals in Sweden and the United States as well as teaches voice and leads workshops. She holds BFA and MA degrees in theatre and music. Her work about creativity in music and how to engage creativity and imagination in performance has brought her across the US, Canada and Sweden. She draws from her academic work and personal experiences in music, theatre, indigenous studies, foreign languages and bodymind work. Last year Annika was awarded an individual artist grant from the Oregon Arts Commission to help her further her work.  

Teaching: 

Voice

Bäckström
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