Shooka Afshar, soprano, Iranian soprano, composer, and City of Boston Certified Artist, is an active recitalist in classical and Iranian repertoire. She received her Master’s Degree in Music in classical vocal performance and her Teaching Artist certificate in May 2014 from Longy School of Music. She has studied with prominent teachers like Mary… and …. Shooka has appeared in Opera scenes as “Donna Elvira” in Don Giovanni and “Electra” in Idomeneo with the coaching of Daniel Wyneken and Janice Giampa at New England Conservatory. In addition, she has appeared as “The First Lady” in The Magic Flute, “Mrs. Mc. Lean” in Susannah and “Edith” in Pirates of Penzance under the coaching of Vanessa Schukis at Longy School of Music. She made her operatic debut as the “Princess” in Dvorak’s opera The Cunning Peasant in its U.S. premier produced by the Calliope Ensemble at the First Unitarian Church of Boston in February 2014.
Some of her recent appearances include The Coded Birth at the Institute of Contemporary Arts Boston, Turn Me Into A Mannequin at NYU, her new opera Women / Immigration / Fight or Flight, at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston in 2021, and her recent opera performance -"Translation of Being Through Sight and Sound"- on April 23rd 2022, in collaboration with Victoria Chapman and the international artist Shane Guffogg, singing in communication with Shane's Paintings. Shooka is going to spend a month in an artist in residency near Milan in Villa Emma in July 2022, to create a full mixed media performance called “Manipulation” with a team of professional artists and musicians, and she’s planning to tour it nationally and internationally
Shooka Afshar has been trained under Mary McKlimeck's voice studio, and her technique is following Mary's singing method, Estill Voice Training.