B i o g r a p h y
Soprano Casey Margerum was born in Louisville, KY and raised in Charlotte, NC. Her interest in music was piqued by singing in her elementary school choir and solidified by her time at The Choir School at St. Peter's in Charlotte, but she didn't expect to pursue music professionally until she began her undergraduate studies.
Casey's past roles include Alice (Falstaff), Catherine (Le Mariage aux Lanternes), Don Ettore (La Canterina), the Nurse and Miss Toro (Milton Granger's Benedicta and Angry Birdsong), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Pamina (The Magic Flute), the First Alms Sister (Suor Angelica) and Julie (Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein). Most recently, Casey appeared as the soloist in the Winston-Salem Symphony concert opera production of Robert Kapilow's Green Eggs and Ham.
Outside of opera, Casey has given a lecture-recital of Aaron Copland's Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson and has been a featured soloist in the Messiah Sing-Along at Davidson College. She is a winner of Davidson College's 2017 Concerto Competition and of Georgia State University's 2020 Honors Recital. In 2023, Casey was a semi-finalist of the Heafner/Williams Vocal Competition in Lincolnton, NC.
Casey received her BA in Music and English in 2019 from Davidson College, where she studied with Ilana Lubitsch. She completed her Master of Music with a concentration in Vocal Performance in 2022 at Georgia State University under the tutelage of Kathryn Hartgrove.
When she’s not singing, Casey enjoys teaching horseback riding lessons, baking and cooking, reading, and spending time with her tuxedo cat, Scout.