Vocal Fellows


For more information, read the news release announcing the 2019 Vocal Fellows.

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Chelsea Helm, Soprano

Soprano Chelsea Helm, a Michigan native, holds degrees from Western Michigan University and Rice University.  She is based in New York City and has extensive performing experience with opera companies and choirs from across the country.  

Molly McGuire, Mezzo-Sporano

Originally from Bellingham, Washington, mezzo-soprano Molly McGuire recently finished her Bachelor of Arts degree at DePauw University in Indiana. She has resided in Boston since September, where she performs with a number of choirs and will pursue a master’s degree at Longy School of Music this fall.  

Aaron Cates, Tenor

Aaron Cates, tenor, hails from Charleston, South Carolina and is in the second year of his master’s degree in performance at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.  In addition to his extensive choral experience, he has sung the role of the Evangelist in Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion as well as numerous opera roles.

Harrison Hintzsche, Baritone

Baritone Harrison Hintzsche is currently a master’s degree candidate in the Early Music Voice program at Yale University.  Born in DeKalb, Illinois, he has performed as a chorister and soloist internationally and completed his undergraduate studies at St. Olaf College.


Funding for the 2019 Vocal Fellow Program has been generously provided by:


Festival Partners

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Funding for the 2019 Vocal Fellows Program generously provided by:


Venue Partners

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