Ms. Lockhart has appeared as soloist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus in Carnegie Hall, the “Christmas with Robert Shaw” concerts of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, the Robert Shaw Chamber Singers and Festival singers, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Bach Choir, the Augusta Choral Society, as well as performing in recital at Carnegie Hall, Spivey Hall, various churches and civic organizations throughout the southeast. Arietha Lockhart’s largest audience never saw her, but her voice was featured in the worldwide broadcast of the 1996 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.
As an active recitalist and concert singer, she has performed Oratorio masterworks and new works by contemporary American Composers. She has been awarded many prizes and honors, including: a fellowship Aspen Music Festival Opera Theatre, 2nd place in the first Classical Singer Magazine Competition. The National Opera Association Competition’s Legacy Award in the professional division and 2nd place in The Center for Contemporary Opera International Competition.
Miss Lockhart is a member of the Georgia Council for the Arts Touring Roster. Her long-time vocal instructor is Classical Singer Magazine’s 2005 Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Elizabeth N. Colson. When she’s not singing, she volunteers with the Robert Shaw Film and Legacy Projects. She teaches vocal students, and is a training instructor with the Atlanta Young Singers.