Mezzo-soprano Teresa Procter delights in connecting to her community through operatic, chamber, jazz, early music, and concert repertoire. She is a strong advocate for music outreach beyond the concert hall, and she especially enjoys witnessing the power of music through the eyes of the younger population.
During her studies at Rice University in the Master's of Music in Voice Performance program, Teresa received the Sviatoslav Richter Fund for Music Outreach Grant to perform opera workshops for patients and their families through the Arts in Medicine Program at Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers. She was honored to continue serving this community as the first Richard & Barbara Schilling Singer/Songwriter with Purple Songs Can Fly.
In addition to working with the children in the Cancer Center, Teresa is an alumna in the Greater Houston community as a Fellow in the Da Camera Young Artist Program,
an HGOco Artist with Houston Grand Opera, a member of the Bach Society Choir of Houston. She continues to serve as the Texas Program Coordinator and Emcee for the national organization, Music For Autism, Inc and is pursuing a second master's degree, in Communication Sciences and Disorders, to further impact the Houston community as a voice pathologist.
Teresa loves being a francophile (admirer of everything French), running, being active outdoors, and she enjoys the art of cooking to host friends and family for homecooked meals.