Alana Mailes (soprano) is an MPhil student in Musicology at Clare College, Cambridge. She graduated with high distinction and honours from the University of California, Berkeley, in Music and Italian Studies. Prior to attending university, she studied piano and sang with Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, regularly performing with LA Opera and LA Philharmonic. At UC Berkeley, she was a soloist with several university and San Francisco Bay Area ensembles, and has participated in workshops at Dartington International Summer School, Early Music Vancouver, and Amherst Early Music. She currently sings with a number of Cambridge choirs, and recent solo projects include Satie’s Socrate and Susie Self’s Spirit Wagon for the Clare College Music Society, and a recital for the Cambridge University Opera Society. Her studies are supported by the Cambridge Trusts, the English-Speaking Union, and the UC Berkeley Hertz Traveling Scholarship.