Amber Merritt is a second-year master’s student at the University of Michigan where she studies with Dr. Louise Toppin. Merritt received her Bachelor of Music from the University of Maryland College Park. Merritt is also an esteemed alumna of Baltimore School for the Arts. Last season, Merritt starred as Edmonia in the workshop of the opera Edmonia by William Banfield and as the Sparrow in Nkeiru Okoye’s Bre’r Rabbit and the Tar Baby. This season, Merritt placed first in the Great Lakes Region’s National Student Auditions in the Advanced Category. She also placed first at the regional and national level in the Hall Johnson Spirituals category.
NATS: National Level-Spiritual Category 1st Place Award (2020)
NATS: Great Lakes Region-Advanced Category 1st Place Award (2020)
NATS: Great Lakes Region-Spiritual Category 1st Place Award (2020)