Haley Dove Montoya
VoiceDana V Music
Haley Dove Montoya is a native of Seattle, WA, and has been enjoying the beauty and wonder of Colorado since 2009. She received her B.A. in Music/Vocal Performance from Whitworth University in Spokane, WA, in 2004 and an M.M. in Music/Vocal Performance from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2012. Haley has been performing classical art song, oratorio, and opera since 2000, and has been teaching private voice lessons since 2003. She has performed principal roles in several scenes including Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Cosi fan tutte, Rossini’s L’italiana in Algeri and Guillaume Tell, Mecham’s Pride and Prejudice, Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, Strauss’s Arabella, Bizet’s Carmen, and Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, as well as principal roles in main stage productions of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Floyd’s Susannah, and Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitor. Haley has also enjoyed many performance opportunities in oratorio and as a soloist with orchestra singing Handel’s Messiah, Faure’s Requiem, and Mozart’s Requiem.
Haley is easy going, and prides herself on creating a studio environment where students can feel safe exploring their unique voices. Throughout her teaching career she has enjoyed working with children, teens, and adults and strongly believes in singing with one’s own voice. She works with all musical genres and relies on the healthy techniques taught in the bel canto school of singing. Haley believes that one should be able to understand how to create a healthy and honest sound instead of relying on mystery and guesswork. She strives to help her students know their voices.
Haley enjoys swimming, hiking, and painting. She and her husband love spending time with their new baby, Elias, and enjoy many fun family outings. Although she sings classical music throughout the week, Haley often listens to her favorite artists: Radiohead, Annie Lennox, Patty Griffin, David Gray, and Led Zeppelin. To know Haley is to know that her favorite thing in the entire world is RAIN!