Zoe Vandermeer is a prize-winning graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she won numerous awards. She performs nationally and internationally as an opera singer, harpist, singer/songwriter and composer, and is on the roster of the CT Commission on Culture and Tourism. She is a recording artist and has two upcoming CD releases with a well known American label. Ms. Vandermeer is a member of the New York Singing Teachers Association and American Harp Society. She has been on the Voice Faculty at the Hartt School Community Division, and is a recipient of the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund, CT Office of the Arts Grant 2020, MTNA Foundation Grant, Hartt School Faculty Development Fund, and many others. She has been music director and pianist for many musical theatre and opera productions in California, Connecticut and New York, including You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Wizard of Oz, Guys and Dolls, Cinderella, Hair, Purcell's opera Dido and Aeneas, Handel's Alcina, and others. Many of her students have had lead roles in shows in CT and NYC, and have sung in Regionals, All State and Nationals. Zoe Vandermeer is the founder and artistic director of Lyra New York.