Shaina Martinez has been hailed by the Washington Post for her “piercing, muscular soprano” and recognized by Opera News for having “an attractive soprano”. She has performed Giannetta and covered Adina (L’Elisir d’Amore) with Opera Maine; Countess (Le Nozze di Figaro) with SAS Performing Arts Co.; Violetta (La Traviata), Susannah (Susannah) and Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) with Lighthouse Opera Company; the title role in Viardot’s Cendrillon with City Lyric Opera; Violetta (La Traviata) with MassOpera, Cio Cio San and Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) with Florida Grand Opera; Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte) and Saffi (Der Zigeunerbaron) with Manhattan School of Music; Salud (La Vida Breve) with The In Series, and Zweite Dame (Die Zauberflöte) with the Siena Music Festival. As an active competitor she has received 1st place from the 2022 Lyra New York International Art Song Competition, 2022 Dorothy Lincoln-Smith Voice Award (DC Chapter), 2022 SAS Performing Arts Vocal Competition, 2021 National Federation of Music Clubs Young Artist Competition, 2019 Eisenberg-Fried Concerto Competition, 2019 Russell C. Wonderlic Competition, and 2019 Talents of the World International Competition; 2nd place from the 2022 Southern Illinois Young Artist Competition, 2019 Opera NEO Voice Competition and MIOpera Vocal Competition; 3rd place from the Washington International Competition, the XXI Concurso Internacional de Canto Lirico, and Alan M. & Joan Taub Ades Competition; and was a finalist in the 2022 Loren L. Zachary Society Vocal Competition, 2022 Vero Beach Opera Rising Stars Competition, and 2022 and 2019 Opera at Florham Vocal Competition. She was a semifinalist in the 2021 Met Council Auditions and 2022 Elizabeth Connell Prize. Ms. Martinez also has a love for art song which has been expressed in her performances in the Opera America Emerging Artist Recital with Craig Rutenberg, and her performance of Joaquin Turina’s Poema en forma de canciones with the MSM Philharmonia, under the baton of Perry So. Young Artist Programs include: Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance, Grant Park Music Festival’s Project Inclusion Fellowship, and Florida Grand Opera. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from University of Maryland and a Master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music.