Dominique McCormick is a lyric soprano known for “superlative vocals complimented with wonderful expressiveness and impeccable comic timing” (Houstonia 2017). Teaching and performing have always gone hand-in-hand through McCormick’s musical career.
McCormick has performed in the United States and Europe. Her roles in opera and operetta include Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte by Mozart; Iphis in Jephtha by Handel; The Plaintiff in Trial by Jury by Sullivan; Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors by Menotti; Gretel in Hansel and Gretel by Humperdinck; Laetitia in The Old Maid and the Thief by Gian Carlo Menotti; Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart; Sola Myrrhis in Coup de Roulis by Messager; Lady Marian in Robin Hood by De Koven; Hanna Glavari in The Merry Widow by Lehar; Lisa in The Land of Smiles by Lehar; Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi by Puccini; Josephine in HMS Pinafore and Elsie Maynard in Yeomen of the Guard by Gilbert and Sullivan for the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players.
She has performed as a recitalist and soloist with Ars Lyrica in Houston, Opera America in New York City and Music in Midtown Concert Series in Elebash Hall in New York City. Some of her favorite concert works include: The Creation by Haydn; Gloria by Poulenc with Choeur Regional Vittoria d’Île de France under the direction of Michel Piquemal; Recitalist for Les Musicales de Normandie; Dixit Dominus by Handel with L’Ensemble Vocal La Chappelle du Hainaut; Festival Soloist for Les Nuits de Cheronne; Requiem by Mozart with l’Orchestre Nationale des Pays de la Loire, directed by John Axelrod; Requiem by Brahms with Ensemble Laudate Dominum Fontainebleau France; Mass in B minor by Bach directed by Jean Jacques Prevost; Mass in C by Beethoven; Psalm 42 by Mendelssohn; Gloria by Vivaldi; Requiem by Faure; Magnificats by Bach and Vivaldi; The Messiah by Handel; Missa Solemnis by Beethoven; The Lord Nelson Mass by Haydn; Exultate Jubilate by Mozart; Grand Mass in C minor by Mozart.
In the area of competitions, McCormick has been the recipient of the first prize for women in the Concours International d’Opérettes of Marseille 2010 and regional finalist for the Metropolitan National Council Awards in Louisiana 2005.
McCormick is also the co-founder and artistic director for Century Fine Arts, (centuryfinearts.com) a music and fine arts school in Sugar Land, Texas. Her experience as a vocal performer, teacher, pianist and conductor has provided the skills to create a curriculum that is comprehensive and creative for the community of Fort Bend County. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from the Eastman School of Music, followed by a Master of Music in voice from CUNY Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music. After obtaining her master’s, she furthered her studies in France where she received a post-master’s diploma in musical analysis and a performer’s certificate in voice from the Conservatoire National de Région Boulogne-Billancourt. She is currently writing her dissertation to complete her doctorate in voice from the CUNY Graduate Center.