Lara Alami is a private voice instructor with Community Music at Oakland University. Lara performs regularly with professional choral ensembles VAE Cincinnati, Audivi, Conspirare, Sounding Light, and has performed with Oregon Bach Festival. She has sung the contralto role of Vera Boronel in Menotti’s The Consul with Opera MODO Detroit. She has also performed with Motor City Lyric Opera, sharing opera with students in Detroit and the surrounding area. Recent highlights as a soloist include the Durufle’ Requiem, Ethnic Soloist in Carl Jenkins’ Stabat Mater (singing in Aramaic). Lara performs annually for events with Greenfield Singers (Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn, MI). She is soloist and section leader at First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham, MI, and joins the St. John’s Episcopal Church of Detroit quartet for the summer season. When she isn’t singing, she is spending time with her family: husband Faris and their three children. Lara enjoys watercolor and oil painting, having most recently exhibited her work at the Spread Art Gallery in Detroit.