An active performer of oratorio, mezzo-soprano Tana Field has appeared as a featured soloist with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Baroque Ensemble, the Lebanon Symphony and Chorus, Evansville Symphony Orchestra, Evansville Bach Singers and Chamber Orchestra, Musica Sacra of Cincinnati, the Northern Kentucky Community Chorus, the Wright State University Choruses, Mosaic-Arts, Waldorf Artist Series and the Opera Theatre and Music Festival of Lucca, Italy.
Dr. Field’s operatic roles include: The Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Dorabella in Così fan tutte, Mrs. Grose in The Turn of the Screw, Anna Maurrant in Street Scene, Florence Pike in Albert Herring, Nancy in A Hand of Bridge, La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi, La Badessa and Suor Zelatrice in Suor Angelica, and The Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music. She also created the roles of Rosa Stein in Cathy Lesser-Mansfield's The Sparks Fly Upward and Bluma Gebirtig in Joel Hoffman’s The Memory Game.
Recent awards include second and third prizes in the voice divisions of the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, as well as the Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation’s Brena Hazzard and Sarah Eikenberry Voice awards. Dr. Field was a semi-finalist in the National Orpheus Vocal Competition and a finalist in the Regional Artists Competition of the Milwaukee Bel Canto Chorus. In 2011, Ms. Field was one of 12 voice teachers chosen for the prestigious National Association of Teachers of Singing Intern Program and currently serves as the program’s literature coordinator.
Dr. Field earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in music summa cum laude from Luther College and a Master of Music and Doctorate of Musical Arts in voice performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. A former member of the voice faculty at Luther College, Ms. Field currently maintains a private studio and serves as Associate Professor of Music at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky.