Mikaela / voice

Mikaela Elson is a Los Angeles based artist, composer, and teacher specializing in dynamism of the voice. Her focus is on building the voice with fundamental techniques for an ease and fluidity in singing to promote functional-healthy singing in any style. She has worked with artists such as KNOWER, and companies ranging from The Industry Experimental Opera Company, Long Beach Opera, Leaving Records, as well as Minaret Records. In recent endeavors, Mikaela premiered the site-specific new opera Star Choir written by Malik Gaines and Librettist Alexandro Segade with The Industry Experimental opera company in the Fall of 2023 at Mount Wilson Observatory singing Soprano 2 as the character, Imani. As a recipient of the 2024 Pasadena Arts Grant, Mikaela will be premiering the first extended rendition of , “H e r e” – a new music experimental opera she began composing during her time as an MFA student at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) studying Vocal Arts ’23.