Elisa Sutherland

Alto Vocals (Solo/Background)

5 Reviews (2 Verified)
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I'm a singer who has performed on multiple GRAMMY-award winning records.

I can sing in a variety of styles, including classical, choral, rock, and folk/acoustic. I've toured nationally and internationally with professional ensembles including Roomful of Teeth, Seraphic Fire, and The Crossing, and I also regularly perform with my band in Brooklyn.

I have a Masters degree in classical voice from Northwestern University, and I have made a career performing new music from contemporary composers and artists like Ted Hearne, Julia Wolfe, David Lang, and Caroline Shaw. I also love to sing music written before 1750 (Bach, Handel, Vivaldi), and appear regularly with TENET Vocal Artists and Apollo's Fire.

I am comfortable singing as a soloist or writing harmonies and singing background vocals. I have access to a professional recording studio with top of the line microphones and preamps.

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AllMusic verified credits for Elisa Sutherland
  • Donald Nally
  • International Contemporary Ensemble
  • The Crossing


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Latin

5 Reviews

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  1. Review by Steve L.

    Elisa is an absolutely brilliant singer. Perfect tone, amazing recordings, a superb all round musician!

  2. Review by J.H. N.

    Elisa is great to work with. She does what is asked, makes smart decisions when she has to, meets deadlines and, most importantly, has an accurate voice with a captivating timbre. I plan on working with her again.

  3. Review by Mike Tierney
    by Mike Tierney

    I've worked with Elisa on many recordings in a wide range of styles and genres, and she's consistently proven herself to be among the best vocalists I've worked with. We worked together with Julia Wolfe, when she showed that she's an incredibly good sight reader. She has an excellent sense of rhythm and of how to place words for alignment. She's used to blending and harmonizing, and can comfortably change the timbre of her voice to match a given project. In addition to her contemporary/classical background, she nails indie and pop music, and is able to take abstract feedback with great results

  4. Review by Greg Brown
    by Greg Brown

    Elisa has recorded a bunch of my music and has always brought 100% of herself to each project. I've written some pretty gnarly lines for her and she has fearlessly and artfully met each challenge I've sent her way. I look forward to working with her again!

  5. Review by Charles Mueller

    Elisa is a truly professional musician and has a beautiful voice. She is especially adept at creating stacks of vocal harmonies. Would highly recommend her for anyone looking for a versatile singer who can draw on a wide range of influences.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Roomful of Teeth
  • The Crossing
  • Stereolab
Gear Highlights
  • AEA microphones
  • 1176 and Neve 33609 compressors
  • Soyuz microphones
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