Magdalena Kadula was born to Czech parents in Chestnut Ridge, NY, where she spent most of her childhood in an intentional community around the local Waldorf School.
Singing was always an important amateur hobby for her mother, and she naturally led Magdalena to it in many contexts. Also the area where she was born cultivated a rich cultural life, not only as far as hosting artistic performances but providing opportunities for the community to join in festivals that would always involve music and communal singing. She has been in a Waldorf school system her whole life, which is another place where music is valued and upheld almost daily.
In her early training, she was a part of the children’s choir where she received some personal coaching. Currently she is a senior at the Tara Performing Arts High School, Boulder CO, where, under the leadership of Matt Witherow, Natalie Simson, and Laurel Fisher, she will be performing the role of the adult Cosette in the all-school production of Les Miserables.
Magdalena was selected for the “Pie Jesu” solo through an audition process of young singers from the Denver-Boulder metro area. Thirteen students sent in video recordings in the first round of auditions; five were selected and participated in in-person auditions. She is thrilled to be selected and welcomes it with gratitude as an important growth opportunity.