What makes Alana Kolb different from everyone else?
"A year doesn't matter; ten years are nothing. To be an artist means not to compute or count; it means to ripen as the tree, which does not force its sap, but stands unshaken in the storms of the spring with no fear that summer might not follow. It will come regardless. But it comes only to those who live life as though eternity stretches before them, carefree, silent, and endless. I learn it daily, learn it with many pains, for which I am grateful: Patience is all!"
-Rainer Maria Rilke, from "Letters to a young poet"
Alana lives her life by this quote. She yearns to ripen and grow as a musician always, and knows that the journey is just as important as the end result. Her musical journey started at age two though the art of dance. She fell in love with the way the music made her feel, and was intent on finding a way to share that feeling with the world. She pursued the clarinet and piano, but it wasn't until she was given the opportunity to sing in a professional children's choir at the age of ten that she found her passion for singing.
Alana completed her Masters degree in 2010 at The Peabody Conservatory under the instruction of the world-renowned soprano Phyllis Bryn Julson. Excited for the next leg of her journey, this Baltimore based Mezzo continues her studies with the distinguished teacher Ruth Drucker.
Her professional goals include performing all over the world, having a successful opera and concert career. For Alana Kolb, this career is not about fighting for the spotlight, it is about inspiring the world through her passion.