Monica Berovides-Hidalgo, mezzo-soprano, is currently adjunct professor of voice at Florida Atlantic University and director of music, traditional worship at First Church of Coral Springs. Ms. Berovides-Hidalgo is assistant conductor and artist in residence with the Delray Beach Chorale fulfilling the role of section leader, soloist, and voice instructor within the Chorale’s Choral Academy since 2009 and also served as Operations Manager of the Palm Beach Symphony for five consecutive seasons (2009- 2014). She has been vocal instructor and vocal coach with Heather Schmulian’s DramaWorks since 2015. In 2008 she received the first-place award in the Michael and Madelyn Savarick Competition and was selected to present an honor’s voice student recital in the President’s mansion at Florida Atlantic University.
Ms. Berovides-Hidalgo has performed and recorded throughout South Florida and the United States, including numerous operas with the Palm Beach Opera chorus (2009–2013). Her concert hall repertoire includes such oratorios as Handel’s Messiah and Dixit Dominus, Durufle’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Purcell’s Jubilate Deo, Bach’s Magnificat in D, Haydn’s Missa in tempore belli, Vaughn Williams’s Folksongs of the Four Seasons, and Corigliano’s Fern Hill. Ms. Berovides-Hidalgo is an accomplished and sought-after soloist with experience in studio recording and cross over styles; jazz, musical theater, opera, recital repertoire, contemporary Christian and Latin American popular songs.
She received a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance and a Master of Arts with a concentration in choral conducting from Florida Atlantic University under the tutelage of Dr. Patricia P. Fleitas. Ms. Berovides-Hidalgo was the recipient of the Department of Music Graduate Honors Scholarship for two consecutive years. She is certified in Level I of the Somatic Voicework; The LoVetri Method, and also certified with The Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah University in all levels. She has completed the Lyric Diction Workshop at Vanderbilt University. Ms. Berovides-Hidalgo is an active coach, clinician, and private voice instructor and is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and American Choral Directors Association (ACDA).