Dr. Ellie Shattles, mezzo-soprano and collaborative pianist, is thrilled to join the 2019 Colorado Vocal Institute. Dr. Shattles recently received her D.M.A. in Opera Performance from The University of Texas, and also holds a B.M. and M.M. in Vocal Performance from Baylor University, where she maintained her side business as a Collaborative vocal pianist. Since 2014, Ellie has been a Voice Faculty Member and Theory lecturer for the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artist Vocal Program. Dr. Shattles enjoys teaching private voice lessons and accompanying many musical theatre productions in the Austin area. Her recently performed opera roles include Dinah (Trouble in Tahiti), Jo (Little Women), Lucretia (Rape of Lucretia), Baker’s Wife (Into the Woods), Mme de Croissy (Dialogues of the Carmelites), and Maddy (Three Decembers).