A couple of us gathered back in 2014 to sing together casually, and after some time found ourselves committed to the idea of being part of a semi-professional group. With that, Mezzo was born!
Since then, we've sung at various venues such as Rockwood Music Hall, the Bitter End, the Bell House, the Marriott Marquis, the Shrine, Pianos, and Sessions 73, and have also been part of events such as Thanksgiving parties, Halloween celebrations, weddings, and corporate affairs. We're also part of the Contemporary A Cappella League and the MTA's Music Under New York program, and are the official music partner of the Women's Education Project.
Most importantly, we're a diverse, close-knit group of women who enjoy each other's company, finding our way through life in this city together!
Liz moved from Toronto to NYC to pursue a fellowship in Public Psychiatry. She has been playing piano since the age of seven, and singing in choirs since the age of 11. She has been singing in mixed a cappella groups for over ten years and is thrilled to be a part of Mezzo. When she's not working, she can be found playing soccer, listening to live music, taking weekend trips to cool cities across America and generally enjoying all the arts, culture and food NYC has to offer.
Alto 1 / Business Manager
Erin has been a lover of the stage since childhood, singing professionally, competitively and, of course, recreationally, always. She fell in love with a cappella at an early age and has been performing and traveling with a number of groups from the New England Conservatory, Massachusetts All State and a several mixed and all female groups in MA and CT. Raised in Boston, by means of nearly a decade in greater Hartford, Erin is thrilled to be performing with and managing the Mezzo family since 2015. By day, Erin can be found between NYC and traveling the globe developing and implementing digital strategy and directing technical projects all the while learning about famous artists for a world class art fair. By night, she's karaoking with the other Mezzos, dancing with her Brooklyn neighbors at Zumba, practicing her Spanish with her family in Colombia, in the kitchen baking cookies or making ice cream, or out trying the latest new restaurant in the city.
Alto 2 / Music Director
Amanda has been singing a cappella for 8 years, both competitively and recreationally with high school, college, and professional teams. She also arranges pieces and does commissions for other groups, and lives by the motto, "go low or go home". Her favorite vocal bands include The Real Group, Take 6, and more recently, Pentatonix. She's an ecommerce program consultant by day, but otherwise also a skilled photographer and percussionist, and can be found playing the french horn or dulcimer in her spare time.
Alto 2 / VP
Reynetta was first introduced to the world of a cappella in high school, where she began a love affair with the genre which has continued to the present day. Since then, she has been a member of various groups and has performed in all sorts of places, from the NYC subway to an upstate NY wedding. She is very excited to be a part of Mezzo. She loves music, has extremely eclectic musical taste, and couldn’t possibly exist without her headphones, especially when she’s working long hours as a Project Analyst. A few of Reynetta’s other passions include a love of the Spanish language (she has a Master’s degree in Spanish Language and Literature), and a love of cheering on her favorite football team, Real Madrid. Ya tenemos la Undécima!!!
Bree fell in love with a cappella in college, where she sang with the Harvard Fallen Angels. Bree is extremely excited to sing with Mezzo after moving from Boston to New York. Bree works as a Curator for ArtLifting, a social enterprise that empowers artists impacted by homelessness or disabilities through the sale and celebration of their artwork. When she’s not singing, Bree can be found creating artwork, exploring NYC, researching her ancestors, or watching Gilmore Girls.
Maggy is a native Midwesterner who has been an NYC resident since 2013. She has been singing a cappella since high school and was the rehearsal and music director of The Orcapelicans while at Bard College.
Since graduation, she has been active in the New York post-collegiate a cappella scene for more than 8 years as the performance coordinator for Crosstown Vocal. She is excited to showcase her solo runs and riffs as part of Mezzo!
Outside of the group, she works in mental health crisis intervention and suicide prevention. She is also a proud cat mom to two wonderful boys.
VP / Soprano 1
Elena loves all kinds of vocal music! She’s been playing music her whole life and has been singing and beatboxing for contemporary a cappella groups for almost 10 years. When she isn’t singing soprano, she is Mezzo’s resident vocal percussionist and beatboxer.
Elena is especially interested in recording and producing a cappella music; she has recorded at least 100 singers to date for a variety of albums, music videos, and live shows.
Elena recently moved from California to New York to do her PhD in music technology at NYU. These days Elena’s excited about her new hobbies: surfing and playing the drums!
Sophia discovered her love for choir in second grade, but her world opened up when she joined an all female a cappella group at Bucknell.
Music was missing once she moved from Pittsburgh to NYC, so she was thrilled to join Mezzo in fall 2021 and once again sing with incredibly talented women.
Sophia works on the client services team at a startup and in her free time, she loves walking around the city, listening to crime podcasts, dog watching in central park and trying new restaurants.