Mezzo-soprano Callista Hoffman hails from Pennsylvania. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame, where she graduated as part of the music honors program, and received her MA at the University of Southern California. She has been awarded the USC Thornton Opera, USC Thornton Music Outreach, USC Thornton Outstanding Graduate and 2011 Sigma Alpha Iota Scholarship awards as well as honorable mention in the 2011 Whittier Society for Singers Competition. She performed the roles of Florence in Thornton Opera’s production of Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring and Oberon in his A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ramiro in Mozart’s La finta giardiniera, Siebel in Gounod’s Faust and Anybodys in West Side Story at the Aspen Summer Music Festival. This year marks her second season with the LA Master Chorale as member and soloist. Hoffman has performed the alto solos in the Pergolesi Stabat Mater with the Enlightenment Chamber Music Group, Handel’s Messiah with the LA Chamber Choir and Horizon Music Group, Bach’s St. John Passion and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass.