Lyric soprano Kelsey Blanco holds degrees from New Mexico State University (BME) and Ohio University (MM). An active performer in both opera and musical theater, Mrs. Blanco has performed in Fiddler on the Roof (Golde), Ragtime (Evelyn Nesbit), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Rona Lisa Perretti), the world premiere of We Are Enron (Susan Lucas), and the title roles in Astor Piazzolla’s María de Buenos Aires and Mozart’s Bastien und Bastienne. Mrs. Blanco has also been heard as a concert soloist with the Symphonic Band at Indiana University, and both The Campus and Symphony Orchestra's at Ohio University. Most recently she performed with the Casco Bay Wind Symphony. She resides in Westbrook, ME with her husband Trae Blanco, Director of Bands at USM.