Director of Marketing & Communications
Arwen started at Trinity as a staff singer in 2012 and served as Music Associate from 2013 to 2018. She assumed the role of Director of Marketing & Communications in summer 2018. Prior to moving to Portland, Arwen completed her graduate studies in classical vocal performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, IN, where she studied with Patricia Havranek and Alan Bennett. She sang at Trinity Episcopal Bloomington with the celebrated organist Marilyn Keiser for the seven years she lived in Bloomington.
In addition to her work at Trinity, Arwen is a freelance classical soprano, and she is quickly gaining reputation as a captivating and sensitive interpreter of repertoire spanning from early to new music. Arwen has performed major works with such ensembles as Portland Baroque Orchestra, Early Music Vancouver, American Bach Soloists Academy, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, and Sacred Music at Notre Dame - including the world premiere performance & recording of Robert Kyr's Paradiso (the role of Beatrice having been written for Arwen by the composer) in 2016. Upcoming engagements include world premieres by Zachary Wadsworth with Vancouver’s Chor Leoni, Robert Kyr with Trinity Music & the Ensemble of Oregon, Renée Favand-See, Will White, and Emerson Eads with Northwest Art Song, and Michel Petrossian with Sacred Music at Notre Dame; Handel’s Italian cantatas on Seattle’s Gallery Concert series; Monteverdi’s Christmas Vespers with Early Music Vancouver; and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (full) and English songs & arias with Portland Baroque Orchestra. Learn more about Arwen's solo career at arwenmyerssoprano.com.
Arwen also serves as co-director of the Royal School of Church Music Pacific Northwest course, and is Executive & co-Artistic Director of Northwest Art Song in Portland.