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Courtney Atack is a talented singer and musician versed in many different styles. She has experience singing everything from classical, to opera, to jazz, to broadway, to folk. Her hauntingly beautiful contralto voice has a unique and matchless appeal, regardless of the genre. Commanding, yet sensitive, she captivates an audience with her warm, deep tones, and clear voicings.
Courtney has an undergraduate and a master's degree from Brigham Young University in vocal performance and pedagogy. She participated in several choirs including the University Singers group, and has held starring roles in a number of university operas and productions including Carmen, La Traviatta, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Merry Widow, Into the Woods, and Hansel and Gretel. During college she also performed and recorded with the band Sibling Revelry, a folk-pop trio of harmonious siblings. She has been involved in jazz performances at various times since high school.
Her credits also include three television appearances, multi-state radio play, being the alto soloist in Handel's Messiah, singing of the national anthem at a Portland Trailblazers game, and a long list of popular venues where she has performed.
In 2010, Courtney was diagnosed with an incurable form of brain cancer. After surgery and recovery, she has continued to sing and perform music as part of her therapeutic treatment and coping mechanism. It is from this place that her most recent music emerges. Though she keeps her schedule pretty low-key, she regularly performs with Cántico: The Portland Chamber Singers and with the Millennium Jazz Dance Band based in Lake Oswego, Oregon.
You can follow Courtney’s personal blog at: www.minstrelsofmischief.blogspot.com