Zoe Kanter is a New York based singer, actor, and music teacher. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Zoe began cultivating her love for music at a very young age. She attended Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University where she received her Bachelors in Voice Performance, followed by her Masters in Voice Performance from Towson University. She enjoys performing in a variety of styles from musical theater to opera, cabarets, choral music, new music, and anything else she can get her hands on! The past four years, Zoe was a company member with Baltimore theater company, StillPointe Theatre. There she won many accolades for her performances in Grey Gardens (Big Edie), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Johanna), and the U.S premier of Vanishing Point (Agatha Christie).
Zoe's musical theater credits also include Suzannah in Hair: The American Tribal Love Rock Musical, Ms. Payne in The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, and Rona Lisa Perretti in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Her classical credits have included the soprano soloist in Mahler Symphony No. 4 with The Avanti Orchestra, the role of Mary Warren in The Crucible with Peabody Opera Theater, the soprano soloist in Schubert Mass in G with The Peabody Singers, and as a featured recitalist at The Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C. accompanied by Vera Danchenko-Stern. Being an advocate for new music, Zoe has premiered multiple works including the opera, A Name on the Door, at The Capital Fringe Festival in Washington DC, the role of Trinculo in a new children’s opera, Ariel’s Tempest, with Peabody’s Opera Outreach, and Four Over Three, a collaboration of new one act musicals, with Stillpointe Theatre. She has also had the pleasure to work with American Opera Theater, Bel Cantanti Opera, Silver Finch Arts Collective, Concert Artist's of Baltimore, and The Young Victorian Opera Theater, to name a few.
When Zoe isn’t performing she loves teaching and sharing her love of music. She has been teaching voice lessons for eight years to children and adults of all ages. She teaches classical and musical theater generally, but has also taught rock, folk, pop, and religious music. The main importance to her as a teacher is to help the student grow their love for music and to make sure they are singing in a healthy way, no matter the style.