Caitlin Andrews Bayles, piano, voice
Caitlin Andrews is currently finishing her Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance at Georgia State University. She performs regularly with the Atlanta Opera Chorus and other local opera companies. Past roles include “Maria” in West Side Story, “Abigail Williams” in Ward’s The Crucible, “Governess” in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, “Giulietta” in Offenbach’s Les contes des Hoffmann, and the title role of Bizet’s Carmen.
Caitlin has done solo concert work with The Savannah Philharmonic, Georgia State University Orchestra and chorus, and she recently toured China as a featured soloist with the Hollywood Concert Orchestra, singing classics from movies like Evita, The Sound of Music, and Phantom of the Opera. She also traveled to Brazil in 2013 with the Festival of International Opera of the Americas, performing the lead role “Hannah” in Franz Lehar’s opera The Merry Widow. In addition to her stage performances, Caitlin writes and performs her own original music and was a Top-Five Finalist for Lucky Dog Studio’s Unsigned Talent Contest in 2014. She also was featured in the Sundance Channel’s original TV Show, The Red Road, as a singer/jazz band leader.
In 2014, Caitlin was a winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Georgia District Auditions, and she also was a semi-finalist for the American Traditions Competition in Savannah, GA. Other accolades include three-time Over-All Talent Winner in the Miss Georgia Pageant (2006-2008), Broadway Atlanta’s “Best Actress in a Musical” nominee (2011), and semi-finalist for the Orpheus Competition (2012, 2015).
Caitlin has experience teaching voice and piano to all ages and all genres. As part of her graduate assistantship, she taught the Group Instruction in Voice class for two years at GSU. She also has been teaching voice and piano in the Metro-Atlanta area for over three years. Her passion for teaching comes from the success and development of her students as they meet and exceed their own goals in music at any skill level