Claire Pegram received the Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from the University of Michigan, where she studied with Stephen Lusmann, Martha Sheil and Stanford Olsen. This season, she sill sing Susannah in scenes from Susannah, Thisbe in La Cenerentola and Mélisande in Impressions de Pelléas on the mainstage.
As part of the 2017 Opera in the Ozarks summer festival, Pegram performed the title role in Carlisle Floyd's Susannah, for which she was recognized as the company’s Best Female Lead.
Other recent performances include the roles of Donna Anna in Don Giovanni (Opera MODO, Detroit, May 2017), and Nanetta in Falstaff (Opera MODO, Detroit, February 2017). In 2015, Pegram sang the role of Contessa Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro with the Franco American Vocal Academy in Salzburg, Austria. She performed opera scenes with Music in the Marche (Mondavio, Italy) in July 2014.
Pegram received the Elizabeth Garner Vocal Award from the Michigan Federation of Music Clubs in May 2016. She was a featured soloist both in the University of Michigan Chamber Choir’s spring 2016 performance of Kodály's Missa Brevis and in the Contemporary Directions Ensemble’s spring 2015 performance of Donnacha Dennehy’s That the Night Come, a song cycle for soprano and orchestra.