Black Mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves is joining Juilliard’s Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts as distinguished visiting faculty beginning this month. Graves continues to garner acclaim for her work on the world’s opera and concert stages.

In coordination with her performance schedule, Graves will be in residence at Juilliard for a multi week residency each semester while also holding coaching and mentoring sessions throughout each term.

Graves has performed around the world and holds honorary degrees from Oberlin College Conservatory, New England Conservatory, James Madison University, Center College, William and Mary College, and the College of Saint Mary.