Paulina Francisco, Soprano
Paulina Francisco is a doctoral student at Indiana University, where she is working toward a DM in Early Music and Certificate in Vocology. Before attending IU, she received a Master of Arts in Early Music from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance and Public Relations from Carroll University. Paulina has performed with Los Angeles Baroque, Alchymy Viols, Bloomington Bach Cantata Project, Ensemble Lipsodes, and is proud to be a member of emerging ensembles Las Aves and Los Angeles Camerata. Most recently she has performed as soprano soloist in Bach’s St. John Passion, under the direction of John Butt, and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with the IU Baroque Orchestra. In 2018, she was the recipient of Bourbon Baroque’s Nicholas Fortin Summer Workshop Scholarship. Paulina has studied voice with Rachelle Fox, Lynn Helding, Steven Rickards, and Thomas Weis.
In addition to performing, Paulina is also an active arts administrator; she serves as General Manger for Bloomington Early Music, President of IU Gamma UT, and is a member of Early Music America’s Emerging Professional’s Leadership Council. In academic work, Paulina’s research is centered on 17 th century compositions, virtuosic repertoire for sopanos, early voice training, the education of early modern women, and most recently, sacred monody.