Our Mission: IlluminArts is Miami's Art Song and Vocal Chamber Music series, collaborating with Museums and Galleries to present site specific programs of music that are inspired by the current exhibitions of visual art. Our mission is to present performances of the highest caliber to Miami's vibrant community.
IlluminArts debuted on the Miami cultural scene on November 10, 2013. In our short history we have collaborated with prominent institutions in the community to tell stories through art and music including the Pérez Art Museum Miami, Bass Museum of Art, Lowe Art Museum, de la Cruz Collection, Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami Center for Architecture and Design and the National YoungArts Foundation. We are grateful for the support of the community, and it has been a joy to present performances of the highest caliber to Miami’s community for the last six years.
American mezzo-soprano Amanda Crider has sung with numerous opera companies across the US including the Dallas Opera, New York City Opera, Florida Grand Opera, The Castleton Festival, Glimmerglass Opera, Opera Boston, Opera Omaha, Des Moines Metro Opera, Anchorage Opera, Gotham Chamber Opera, and Eugene Opera. Ms. Crider has participated in Marilyn Horne’s The Song Continues…at Carnegie Hall and has appeared as a recital soloist numerous times with the Joy in Singing Foundation in New York. She has also appeared as a soloist with ensembles including Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Eugene Symphony, New World Symphony, Apollo’s Fire, Seraphic Fire, Bach Festival Society of Florida, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, and the International Contemporary Ensemble. Ms. Crider has been a prize winner and finalist in many competitions, including the José Iturbi International Voice Competition, Jensen Foundation Voice Competition, Joy in Singing Debut Artist Competition, Connecticut Opera Guild Competition, Shreveport Opera Singer of the Year Competition, Palm Beach Opera Vocal Competition, Oratorio Society of New York Vocal Competition, Center for Contemporary Opera Competition, and is a recipient of a Richard F. Gold Career Grant from the Shoshana Foundation.
Susan Hellman Spatafora
Board of Directors
Armando Olmedo, Board President
Courtney Casci, Vice-President
Susan Hellman Spatafora, Secretary
Monica Digon, Treasurer
Rhett Del Campo
Nirupa Chaudhari and Stephen Roper
Frank and Sally Baron
Nancy Fleischman and Robert Brinker
Nancy Gillespie and Ulrich Lachler
Kimberly Thompson and Luis Ramirez
William Jaume and David Schrock