Joanna is a New York based opera singer, pianist, and educator. She graduated from Bucknell University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and a Minor in Italian Studies. Joanna has performed a variety of opera roles with local NYC opera companies, at summer festivals, and at her academic institutions. She recently completed her Masters degree in Vocal Performance at Hunter College, where she focused on new opera and performed in several world premieres.  She serves as Soprano Soloist/Section Leader at the First Presbyterian Church of Freeport in Freeport, NY, and is one half of “Thaleia Duo.” She is a passionate music educator who takes an individualized approach to teaching, and believes that music education is vital for all children. For more information, visit www.joannamalaszczyk.com.