AMBER DEMERY, soprano, is a native Georgian, raised in Mississippi, who now reclaims Georgia as her home. As a child, Amber began singing in the church where she was able to express her love of music at an early age. As she grew older, Amber began singing with the Voices of Faith, a community choir where she was able to travel and perform gospel music.
Amber graduated from Tougaloo College, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Music, Vocal Performance. Shortly, thereafter Amber relocated to Atlanta to further her musical training and became a graduate of Georgia State University where she earned her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance.
She has performed the operatic roles of Second Lady in Die Zauberflöte, Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors and Miss Pinkerton in The Old Maid and the Thief. Amber has been featured in several opera scenes from works such as Porgy and Bess (Bess), Don Giovanni (Zerlina), Giulio Cesare (Cleopatra) and Street Scene (2nd Nursemaid). She has also appeared in the musicals Into the Woods, Broadway's Best Revue, Working, Sisters, and A Christmas Carol. Amber became a unanimous finalist after being selected for the 2012 Heritage Music Festival Vocal Competition held in Atlanta, GA. She received raving reviews as one of the winners. Amber studies with soprano, Kay Paschal, and currently teaches voice at Red Light Arts in Riverdale, GA where she serves as COO and Music Director. Amber is also a certified, Georgia music educator.
Amber provided vocals for the feature film, KEYED in collaboration with composer, Daniel Solammon. Amber regularly performs with Capitol City Opera and has been seen in their productions of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, The Merry Widow, and The Abduction of the Seraglio. She was mostly recently seen in the role of Fermina in their production of The Man of La Mancha.
Amber is currently working on her solo project as a jazz artist.