Hailie Crowder

Hailie has loved performing since she was a very young child, but she was truly inspired to sing when she saw the first Celtic Woman concert on PBS. She started taking voice lessons at the age of 13, and throughout high school participated in the Ohio Federation of Music Clubs Junior Festival. She qualified for the OFMC State Music Competition in 2013, where she placed third in the Alfred Gray competition. She has also participated in several other competitions, including the Central Ohio Singing Competition in 2012 (third place senior division) and 2013 (third place non-classical division). In 2014, she was chosen to be a finalist in the Voice of the City competition in Columbus, Ohio.

After listening to the original cast recording of The Phantom of the Opera, she realized that she wanted to perform in musicals. She has since appeared in many musicals and plays. Favorite local theatre roles include Chava in Fiddler on the Roof (2014), Irene Molloy in Hello, Dolly! (2015), Laurey Williams in Oklahoma! (2016), Ophelia in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (2017), and Minnie Fay in Hello, Dolly! (2018). From April 26-28, she is appearing as Alice Sycamore in You Can’t Take It with You with Silver Scene Players in Marysville, Ohio.

She attended Capital University, where she graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Music and History. During her college career, she appeared in several productions with the Capital University Conservatory of Music, including as Dater #9 (Talkative Girl) in the comic one-act opera Speed Dating Tonight! (2016), as Rapunzel in Into the Woods (2017), and as Mrs. Nordstrom in A Little Night Music (2018). On November 25, 2018, she was honored to be the soprano soloist for the Marion Civic Chorus’ 77th annual presentation of Handel’s Messiah. Currently, she teaches English as a second language online while she looks for new performance and audition opportunities. When she is not rehearsing or performing, she enjoys karate, speed skating, and travelling.

Hailie is grateful for the chance to participate in Celebration of Music. She would like to thank her family and friends for all of their support. She would also like to give special thanks to her fantastic high school voice teacher, Linda Rinderknecht, and her wonderful and much missed college voice teacher and opera/musical theatre director, Professor Mark A. Baker, for their instruction, advice, and belief in her.

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