Natalie Joy is a professional full lyric soprano based in the Austin area. Ms. Joy has performed numerous roles, including the title role in Puccini's Suor Angelica and Erste Dame in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. In addition to operatic roles, Ms. Joy has performed several recitals, including being featured in the Alexander von Humboldt Chapter Meeting recital of “Songs of Richard Strauss and Gerald Finzi: Based on the Texts of William Shakespeare”. Ms. Joy also appeared as an Emerging Artist with the 2019 Victoria Bach Festival. Most recently, she joined the cast of the play Fefu and her Friends with the Filigree Theater.
Ms. Joy has competed in several competitions and most recently placed second in the National Association of Negro Musicians Southwestern Region Competition and received a finalist award in the Houston Saengerbund Vocal Competition in 2019. She also holds the Butler School of Music Presidential Scholarship for 2015-2016 and for 2016-2017, was a semi-finalist the Orpheus Vocal Competition as well as a finalist in the Henry Charles Memorial Concerto/Aria Competition.
She received her Bachelor of Music from Illinois Wesleyan University under the tutelage of Dr. Carren Moham and Dr. Jamie-Rose Guarrine. She has recently received a Master’s degree in Opera Performance from the University of Texas at Austin under the instruction of Darlene Wiley.