ALEXANDRA PORTER, soprano, is a dedicated performer, programmer, and supporter of contemporary music. Recent performances include the world premiere of Julia Wolfe’s Fire in my mouth with The Crossing and the New York Philharmonic, George Crumb’s Apparition with pianist Andrea Lodge, the world premiere of Andrew Lovett’s opera The Analysing Engine (Sally) at Princeton University, the world premiere of The Bells by Juliana Hall, and as a featured soloist in the recording of John Luther Adams’ Canticles of the Holy Wind with The Crossing. In 2019, she won a GRAMMY for her work with The Crossing on The Zealot Canticles by Lansing McLoskey. As a musician interested in creating opportunities for her peers, she was artistic director of Contemporary Undercurrent of Song Project, a recital series for new vocal music in Princeton NJ from 2015-19. A passionate educator, she has held posts as adjunct faculty at Muhlenberg College, The College of Saint Elizabeth, and the Mason Gross Extension Division of Rutgers University. She has studied at New Music on the Point, the Cortona Sessions for New Music, the Banff Center for Arts and Creativity, and the Nief Norf Summer Festival and is an alumna of The Pennsylvania State University and Westminster Choir College. Currently, she is the social media manager for TENET Vocal Artists, Holy City Arts & Lyric Opera, and booked. - an independent bookstore in Chestnuthill, PA. She lives in Boston with her spouse, their son, and a tabby named Margaret Catwood.