Liana Rodriguez is a Los Angeles-based operatic soprano, singer-songwriter, actress, and vocal teacher. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.M. in Vocal Arts Performance from California State University, Northridge in 2022. She is currently working towards a M.A. in Music Industry Administration at California State University, Northridge. She was awarded as a Rundlett Fund awardee by the Santa Barbara Music Club and a Helen Houle awardee by CSUN’s music department. Colleagues describe her as an enthusiastic and uplifting spirit with a deep passion and love of music. Liana has a strong appreciation of song lyrics, storytelling, and character analysis.
For the past 5 years, she has been studying vocal techniques, operatic acting techniques, vocal pedagogy, French diction, German diction, Italian diction, English diction, songwriting, guitar, ear training, music history, world music, sight singing techniques, music entrepreneurship, vocal literature, and music theory. Liana has been performing as a singer-songwriter for 11 years and has been writing for as long as she can remember.
As a working musician, her favorite performances include: Charlie Hildebrand/First Nurse Maid in CSUN Opera’s production of Kurt Weil’s “Street Scene”, Shepherdess in CSUN Opera’s production of Maurice Ravel’s “L’Enfant et les sortilèges”, Gheradina in CSUN Opera’s production of Giacomo Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi”, chorus in Mission Opera’s productions of David Avshalomov’s “The 13 Clocks” and Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”, The Plaza Del Sol as a featured soloist with CSUN’s University Chorus and Northridge Singers, Michelle DeYoung’s CSUN masterclass as a featured soloist, Disneyland with the CHS Madrigal Singers, and The Granada Theatre with the Santa Barbara Symphony.
She feels as if working with her students reminds her of the beauty in music every day.