Monifa Harris’s natural sensitivity and musicality have taken her quickly from a full scholarship as a Bachelor of Music major at University of North Florida to a Master of Music of Opera Performance at Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Soon after completing her graduate degree she was invited to sing Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with Intermezzo Opera.
In North Carolina she has recently performed the role of Mamma Lucia in Cavalleria Rusticana with Triangle Opera Studios and Giovanna in Rigoletto with Opera Company of North Carolina . Productions with Opera Company of North Carolina include Lucia di Lammermoor, La Boheme and Don Giovanni. She also sang the role of Mother in Capital Opera’s Madame Butterfly. She also had the pleasure of singing arias in Messiah performed by The Carolina Ballet along with North Carolina Master Chorale.
While in Boston earning her master’s degree, she sang as soloist for St John’s Episcopal in Arlington, Massachusetts. At Longy she sang roles such as Frugola in Il Tabarro and La Voix in Les Contes d’Hoffman. She also sang “Erbarme Dich” of St. Matthew’s Passion in the annual Musician and the Muse collaboration between musicians and poets. A memorable moment was singing for the 2005 revealing of the Marian Anderson stamp in Boston\'s Main and Roxbury post offices.
In her summers she sang in the Sol Fest Opera Workshop with the Key West Symphony Orchestra, and the Intermezzo Opera program. Her last concert \"Bach to Broadway\" was on the campus of Florida Memorial College.