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Marion Roose Pullin Arizona Opera Studio

Christopher Cano- Director

In residence all season, Studio Artists can be seen performing on both our main stage and throughout Arizona. The Studio also provides well-rounded, personalized instruction that propels each artist to the next level. These opportunities help bridge the gap between academic studies and a professional career.


2021/22 Studio Artists

Cheyanne Coss

Cheyanne Coss, Soprano

2nd Year Studio Artist

Hometown: Eaton Rapids, Michigan
Education: Oakland University & New England Conservatory
Recent Engagements: Two seasons as a Gerdine Young Artist at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Young Artist with Merola Opera Program of San Francisco Opera, Young Artist Apprentice with Santa Fe Opera, & Young Artist with Michigan Opera Theatre





Caitlin Gotimer

Caitlin Gotimer, Soprano

2nd Year Studio Artist

Hometown: Malverne, New York
Education: Binghampton University & Cincinnati College Conservatory
Recent Engagements: Two seasons as a Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist, Recent Graduate of the Cincinnati College Conservatory, & two seasons as a Crested Butte Opera Studio Artist





Mack Wolz

Mack Wolz, Mezzo-Soprano

2nd Year Studio Artist
Sponsored by Drs. Tom & Ginger Collier

Hometown: Saint Louis, MO
Education: Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Recent Engagements: 2019 Grand Finals Winner of the Metropolitan National Council Auditions, 1st Prize Dorothy Lincoln Smith Classical Voice Competition, National Society of Arts and Letters, three seasons with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis




Terrence Chin-Loy

Terrence Chin-Loy, Tenor

2nd Year Studio Artist

Hometown: Coral Springs, Florida
Education: Yale University, Mannes College - The New School of Music, & Indiana University
Recent Engagements: Resident Artist with Pittsburgh Opera, Young Artist Apprentice with Santa Fe Opera, Central City Opera Young Artist, Cincinnati & Metropolitan Opera 2019





ROB MCGINNESS, baritoneRob McGinness

3rd Year Studio Artist
Sponsored by Roma Wittcoff

Hometown: Amherst, New Hampshire
Education: Oberlin Conservatory &Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University
Recent Engagements: PROTOTYPE Festival, Washington National Opera, Pittsburgh Festival Opera, & Maryland Symphony Orchestra





Kihwa Kim

kihwa Kim, Pianist

1st Year Studio Artist

Education: University of Texas at Austin, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and Chonnam National University
Recent Engagements: Dayton Opera, First Coast Opera, Chonnam National University, Knoxville Opera, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, and Kangsookja Opera Line






Haley Stamats

Haley Stamats, Assistant Stage Director

2nd Year Studio Artist

Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Education: Simpson College
Recent Engagements: Il Postino at Opera Southwest & Virginia Opera, & Tosca & Aida at Virginia Opera





Arizona Opera’s Marion Roose Pullin Opera Studio is made possible through the support of: Karen Fruen, Marion Roose Pullin, Drs. Tom and Ginger Collier, Norman C. and Donna L. Harbert, Peter and Lee Larson, Roma Wittcoff, Anonymous, Alan and Linda Englander, Dan A. Klingenberg, Ole and Teri Thienhaus, Don Williams, Shoshana B. Tancer, Dr. Judith G. Wolf, A git in Memory of Mario Manetti, Elaine and Robert Shower, Lee and Susan Berk, and Dennis and Jane Fennessey.


If you are passionate about continuing the traditions of opera for the next generation, this is your opportunity! For more information about supporting this program, or to inquire about sponsoring an apprentice, contact Ashley Parks at 602.218.7337 or