Alexandra Dietrich, originally from Freeport, Maine, is known throughout New England for her work as a mezzo-soprano praised for singing with "passion and understanding", music educator, arts and social justice advocate, and as a stage director. She is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine with a Bachelor's in Music Performance and attended the Longy School of Music for her Graduate Performance Degree in Opera. Ms. Dietrich has performed with many opera companies, choirs, and orchestras including Odyssey Opera, Juventas New Music Ensemble, Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, OperaHub, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, MetroWest Opera, Asheville Lyric Opera, Boston Opera Collaborative, and NEMPAC Opera. As a soloist, she has sung with the Portland Symphony Pops, the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra, the Charlemagne Orchestra of Belgium, the Metropolitan Chorale, the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, the Longy Chamber Orchestra, the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra, and the Salem Philharmonic Orchestra.
A music educator, choral conductor, and stage director, Ms. Dietrich has been on faculty with the University of Southern Maine as an Artist Faculty in Voice since 2019, was appointed the Artistic Director of NEMPAC Opera Project in 2019 and has been praised for "immense ingenuity" in programming by the Boston Globe, and has taught with the North End and Music Performing Arts Center since 2011, as a choral conductor, whose choirs have performed with the Boston Landmarks Orchestra under the baton of Christopher Wilkins. Her choir, in 2018, performed as a Prelude Concert to a Landmarks Performance at the Hatch Shell on the Charles River Esplanade with Ms. Dietrich conducting. She is the Director and Co-Founder of the Boston Opera Outreach Troupe, and was a Master Teaching Artist for the Metropolitan Opera Guild. www.DietrichDirectorMezzo.com
As a parent, and social justice in the arts advocate, Alexandra is excited to join the NAGLY Board and to work to provide LGBTQ+ youth and their loved ones a safe, educational, and uplifting social atmosphere in which they can celebrate their authentic selves and to extend that work further in the North Shore area.