Clarissa Lyons


Soprano Clarissa Lyons has worked with PEBCC since 2005, acting as a counselor, voice teacher, and pedagogy advisor. After graduating from UC Berkeley, she received masters degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and Bard College Conservatory. A graduate of The Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Program, she has also sung with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, Wolf Trap Opera, and Mark Morris Dance Group. She has appeared as a recitalist at Carnegie Hall, the Park Avenue Armory, Carmel’s Sunset Center, Berkeley’s Hertz Hall, and Opera America’s National Opera Center. Clarissa maintains a private voice studio and resides in the East Bay with her husband, PEBCC alum John Shumway, their daughter Fiona, and rescue basset hound mix Lennie.