Keep in touch with YNS

YNS has trained and grown over 6500 singers in its 40 year history!  We are proud of you and want to stay in touch!


If you are a YNS alumni or parent of someone who sang with YNS, we would love to hear from you!  Please click the link below to fill out a form for YNS to stay in touch with you.

The Tamara Wilson Excellence in Music Award Program

Award-winning opera star and YNS alumna Tamara Wilson has established an award program for intermediate and advanced singers. To earn this award from Ms. Wilson, singers must demonstrate exceptional singing ability and dedication to the craft of singing; they must also earn the recommendation of their YNS Director. Recipients will receive recognition and a certificate.

Alumni Spotlight

The Alumni Spotlight features YNS alums that have ventured out and made a mark on the world. YNS is proud of its alumni!

Tamara Wilson

Tammy Wilson has reached a level of success many young singers only dream about. Growing up with a mother who was a retired choir director and accompanist, Tammy started developing her soprano voice at a very young age.  She joined Young Naperville Singers to continue learning from our accomplished musical experts and further strengthen her singing voice. 

After earning a degree in vocal performance from the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music, Tammy joined the Young Artist Program at the Houston Grand Opera (HGO). During her time with HGO, she has starred in productions such as Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera, Don Carlos, and Il Trovatore. She soon began performing Verdi, Mozart, Strauss, and Wagner — to critical success — throughout the world.

In 2014, Tammy fulfilled a lifelong dream when she made her debut at the New York Metropolitan Opera, playing the lead role in Aida — a part she had previously performed to critical acclaim at some of the world’s most prestigious opera houses. In 2016, Tammy earned Richard Tucker Music Foundation’s prestigious Richard Tucker Award, an annual prize given to a rising American opera singer on the “threshold of a major international career.”

Today, Tammy is internationally recognized as one of the world’s great opera singers.

Matthew Neylon


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