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Tara Rose Davison: Bio

Tara Rose Davison, singer and guitarist, began her career as an opera singer.  She garnered much success in her operatic endeavors, performing throughout the United States and Internationally in roles such as Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte, Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare, Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, Sister Rose in Dead Man Walking and Giannetta in L’Elisir d’Amore.  By the age of 21, she was the youngest finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

However, Tara’s passion for the guitar sparked a shift in her musical career. She realized that her true passion lay in the under-recognized genre of art songs with classical guitar accompaniment.  Tara has since made it her mission to un-earth, perform and record the hundreds of “lost songs” in the repertoire, performing as both singer and guitarist.

Tara has received scholarships from the Metropolitan Opera National Council, Society of Singers, Phi-Beta, Palisades Symphony and Westside Junior Philharmonic.  She has performed in vocal master classes with William Vendice, John Hall and Blanche Thebom. She has performed in guitar master classes with Eliot Fisk, Scott Tennant, Benjamin Verdery, Thomas Viloteau, Andrew York and Roland Dyens. She holds a Bachelors of Music from California State University at Northridge and a Masters of Music from University of Colorado at Boulder. While studying at University of Colorado, Tara was the sole recipient of the Berton Coffin scholarship, the highest honor for any music major.

In 2014 Tara performed a solo recital at the Guitar Foundation of America International Convention. She has also performed for the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society and the Ventura Classical Guitar Society. 

Tara currently performs music for guitar and voice around the U.S. and internationally. She also has an extensive teaching career offering voice, guitar and piano lessons primarily to children. She has released two albums for soprano and classical guitar, Love Songs & Lullabies from Spain and South America and L’Arte dell’Amore, a collection of rare 19th Century Italian songs. Tara is sponsored as an official artist of Savarez Strings.