VoyageLA interviews Noelle and Today we’d like to introduce you to her.
Noelle, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I was raised in the small town of Chester, SC where everyone was raised in the church. From the ripe age of 8 my cousin, the Minister of Music, saw my potential and convinced me to do my first choir solo “He Is Lord.” The reaction of the congregation was igniting and I knew then I had a gift and that music was in my soul. With the help of my family, church members, and many hometown supporters I was able to take voice lessons and have opportunities to showcase my budding vocal talents. Upon High School graduation, I received several college scholarships for music performance leading me to the University of South Carolina and the Manhattan School of Music. There, I was able to perfect my craft which ultimately further fueled my passion to sing even more. Post Grad, I landed a position in the Atlanta Opera Chorus and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, where I began exploring other genres of music and music performance. Currently, I am testing the waters as a crossover artist into other genres of music. I am currently working on a new R&B project to be released in Spring. Due to overwhelming favor and blessings my music career has shown me that my mantra has proven true, “Where Words Fail Music Speaks.”
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Beginning my musical career as a black woman in opera definitely had its challenges. From becoming proficient in singing in different languages, to being underestimated as a classical performing artist and waiting for your time to come. Crossing over…Read More
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