Estefania Cuevas Wilcox

Estefania Cuevas Wilcox

Introduction to Music & JSU Music Academy (Voice) 

Studio: Mason Hall 257
Phone: (256)-782-5999

Estefanía Cuevas Wilcox, soprano, obtained her master’s in vocal performance at the University of New Mexico upon completing her undergraduate degree in music at Jacksonville State University. A native of Colombia, she seeks to explore her Latin American roots through performance and scholarly research. One of such endeavors was her performance with the New Mexico Philharmonic at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico as “Tomasa” in Un Conato de Coburgo –a Zarzuela revival of the obscure works of Argentinean composer Manuel Areu compiled by conductor Javier Lorenzo and the University of New Mexico Honors Research Institute. Through her musicological studies and work as the Latin America Fellow at the Center for Southwest Research in Albuquerque, Mrs. Wilcox has pursued scholarly research which focuses on music made popular in Mexico from the turn of the nineteenth century through the 1990s by processing special collections of sheet music brought over to the American southwest by Hispanic immigrants.

Mrs. Wilcox has also enjoyed the performance of opera during her vocal studies, including the roles of Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Juliette in Romeo et Juliette, Fiordiligi in Cosi Fan Tutte, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, and Jenny in Ned Rorem’s Three Sisters Who Are Not Sisters. She has been named second-place prize winner through the Birmingham Music Guild scholarship competition, as well as winning first and second place through both state and regional NATS competitions.

Mrs. Wilcox believes in the positive influence of music in a community, both through teaching and performance. During her time in Albuquerque, she served as a community outreach liaison for Opera Southwest, performing at local venues alongside lectures to promote the art form of opera. She currently enjoys teaching private voice and piano students at different locations in Calhoun County and working alongside Dr. Wendy Freeland to re-establish a community-based music academy to enhance the education of local children through quality music instruction at the David L. Walters Department of Music.