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Zanaida Robles

Zanaida Robles

Zanaida Robles is a concert soprano soloist, studio vocalist for film and television, and professional ensemble singer. She performs throughout the United States and in Europe, New Zealand and Australia. Zanaida sings with a growing list of orchestra conductors including Charles Dutoit, Esa-​Pekka Salonen, Pierre Boulez, John Mauceri, Leonard Slatkin, Gustavo Dudamel, Jeffrey Kahane and Michael Tilson Thomas. 

Currently

Coventry Choir soloist
All Saints Church, Pasadena, California, 2002–2016

Artistic Director
San Gabriel Valley Choral Company, Monrovia, California, since 2012

Choral Director
Glendale Community College, since 2014

Member
Los Angeles Master Chorale, since 2013

Previously

  • Conductor, USC Thornton University Chorus, 2011–2013
  • Director Classical Choirs, Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, 2005–2013
  • Chorus Master, Cal State Northridge Opera Department, 2004
  • Chorus Preparation for Josh Groban, Kristin Chenoweth, Audra McDonald and Wayne Brady

Television

Glee — performed background vocals and played piano on camera with Leah Michelle and Whoopi Goldberg

Awards

  • Young Musicians Foundation Gladys Turk scholarship
  • USC Choral Department Scholarship
  • USC Black Alumni Association scholarship
  • Two L.A. Artist of the Future awards
  • NFAA Young Arts level one award in classical voice
  • Two Charles Dolo Coker Jazz Awards
  • KCET Emerging Young Artist Grand Prize
  • NAACP ACT-​SO national gold medal for music composition
  • First recipient of the four-​year Dean’s Scholarship for Distinction in the Arts, California State University, Long Beach

Studies

  • Doctor of Musical Arts in choral music, University of Southern California
  • Master of Music in choral conducting, California State University, Northridge
  • Bachelor of Music in vocal performance, California State University, Long Beach