Soprano Tami Petty made her Merkin Hall solo debut as the 2014 Winner of the Joy in Singing Award. Her Lincoln Center debut in 2010 singing the Rossini’s PETITE MESSE SOLENELLE with Voices of Ascension hailed her a "powerful soprano" by The New York Times and Classical Music Network declared, “Such a beauty and purity of tone is so rare that I could only listen in ethereal pleasure." She has also performed as a soloist at Carnegie Hall with American Symphony Orchestra and at Avery Fisher Hall with the New York Philharmonic.

Highlights from recent seasons include Woglinde in the final scene from Wagner’s DAS RHEINGOLD with the American Symphony Orchestra at the Bard Summerscape Festival, the title role in Puccini's SUOR ANGELICA with Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, Leonore in Beethoven's FIDELIO with Opera Fort Collins, Vaughan Williams's A SEA SYMPHONY with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Michael Tippett’s A CHILD OF OUR TIME with the Manchester Choral Society, Vaughan Williams’s DONA NOBIS PACEM with the Choral Society of Grace Church of New York, and the FOUR LAST SONGS of Richard Strauss with the Fort Collins Symphony.

Winner of career grants from the Richard Tucker Foundation, the Lotte Lehmann Foundation, Chautauqua Opera Guild, the Lotte Lenya Competition, and the prestigious Merola Opera Program of the San Francisco Opera Center, Ms Petty also received special recognition from the Marilyn Horne Foundation for her participation in the Music Academy of the West. She is the first recipient of the Emerging Artist Award from the Sorel Organization honoring women in music and received the Jessie Kneisel Prize in German Lieder while a student at the Eastman School of Music.