Performance artist, CodyRay develops her curiosity in our world's stories through commitment to contemporary music. She has collaborated with the Nahant Music Festival in Massachusetts on the premiere of Francine Trester's chamber opera, Keepers of the Light. In the summer of 2018, they appeared in the ensemble of the US premiere of Another Brick in the Wall with Cincinnati Opera - an operatic adaptation of Pink Floyd’s heralded album/later-turned movie, The Wall. She has also workshopped a new children’s opera, A Halloween Tree, by Theo Popov in collaboration with the American Lyric Theater - an organization dedicated to the connection between words and music.
In recital she has premiered songs composed by partner and collaborator, Michael Lewis, in their second self-produced recital, Living Scars: Songs of Trauma and Healing - a working recital whose purpose is to discuss and reflect cycles of trauma and healing in our personal lives through song and spoken word with help from La Frontera - local Phoenix suicide prevention center - and Master Addiction and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Amy Morris.
Her training includes a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Fredonia along with a Master of Music degree in opera performance from Arizona State University. She has performed with organizations such as Arizona Opera, Cincinnati Opera, American Lyric Theater, the Aspen Summer Music Festival, Tri Cities Opera, among others.