Zoe Elizabeth McCray, Voice
Alexandria native Zoe Elizabeth McCray is an award-winning soprano, arranger, music director, and conductor. Equally at home on the opera and music theater stages, Zoe has performed numerous roles including Suor Angelica (Suor Angelica), Katisha (The Mikado), and Joanne (Godspell). As the Director and Arranger of JMU’s a cappella group Note-Oriety, Zoe arranged and produced Pretty Hurts, a video that was subsequently featured on BuzzFeed, Fox News, and USA Today. She has music directed shows including Company and Avenue Q, and was the choral leader at St. Stephen’s United Church of Christ in Harrisonburg, VA.
Zoe graduated from James Madison University with a B.M. in Vocal Performance, studying with Grammy-Award winning Baritone Kevin McMillan. She was featured as a speaker and performer in a recent TEDtalk. Recent awards include Best Collegiate Female Singer (Virginia NATS 2016), Second Place Upper Collegiate Women’s Division (NATS National Auditions), Best Arrangement and Song of the Year (CARA Acapella Awards 2016), and Best Supporting Actress (Stratford Players Best of the Year 2013). This summer, she will be participating in the COSI Summer Opera Program in Sulmona, Italy, where she will be singing the title role in Puccini's Suor Angelica.