Soprano Marcía Porter made her Weill Recital Hall debut in 2005. Porter has performed with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, Beijing International Symphony Orchestra (Beijing, China), the Camerata Filarmonica Bohemia (Prague, CzechRepublic), the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Chautauqua Opera, and Dayton Opera, among others. Ms. Porter has recorded for Ars Produktion Label and her solo CD, Open Thine Heart, was released in 2013 (Albany Records). A Rotary International Cultural Ambassadorial Scholar, Porter has won numerous other awards and honors including the 2004 National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Artist Award Competition. Porter, a Fulbright Scholar specializing in Brazilian vocal literature and Brazilian Portuguese lyric diction, is an Associate Professor of Voice at the Florida State University College of Music.