Andreea Cretu is pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Currently, she studies as a soprano under Dr. Monica Williams. Most recently, she debuted the role of Don Ettore in UNLV’s production of Haydn’s La Canterina. She also won 1st place in NATS Las Vegas Chapter Competition, and she placed as a finalist in the Cal-Western Regional NATS Competition. In 2020, Andreea was a finalist in the Schmidt Vocal Competition and attended the Schmidt Vocal Institute during the summer, where she worked with the legendary soprano Denyce Graves. She looks forward to performing as Jenny in UNLV’s production of Robert Ward’s Roman Fever.
Apart from opera she holds a deep love of vocal jazz, R&B, and classic rock. Additionally, Andreea is an experienced choral singer, having been involved in choir throughout her years at Las Vegas Academy of the Arts and currently at UNLV. She strongly believes that joining choir has strengthened both her musicianship skills and love of singing. She has also studied piano with Chris Hansen for several years. Andreea is especially passionate about jazz piano but has been trained in multiple genres and styles.
In addition to classical voice, Andreea has experience with various musical genres and strives to incorporate healthy, sustainable technique into each style of singing. Apart from opera, she holds a deep love of vocal jazz, R&B, and classic rock. As an educator, Andreea is passionate about shaping her students into well-rounded, or “whole” musicians with technical and emotional versatility. Andreea helps students deepen their understanding of vocal health and longevity, as well as proper breathing technique and support. She strongly believes that creating a solid foundational technique allows students to branch into diverse genres with ease. Andreea also emphasizes the importance of character study and conveying emotion, introducing new ways of approaching storytelling.