Monica Swope holds the B.M. in Vocal Performance from the University of the Pacific, where she studied piano with Frank Wiens, voice with William Whitesides, George Buckbee, and John DeHaan, and conducting with William Dehning and Robert Halseth.
Ms. Swope has performed with the Stockton Symphony Orchestra, and sang the roles of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, Old Maid in Old Maid and the Thief, and has served as Musical Director at UOP for Pajama Game (Fallon House), Paint Your Wagon (Fallon House), You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Apple Tree, Falsettoland, Assassins, and 1940's Radio Hour. Ms. Swope has also musical directed Oliver, La Cage aux Folles, Babes in Arms, Footloose, Beauty and the Beast, The Full Monty and Godspell for various community theatres. In 2004 Ms. Swope participated in the summer SongFest program, which included coachings with Martin Katz, Graham Johnson, D'Anna Fortunato, John Hall, Judith Kellock and John Harbison, and performing in multiple recitals.
In the Conservatory, Ms. Swope has worked as an accompanist since 1995. She currently serves as an accompanist for vocal students and organist for the Conservatory Commencement Ceremony in May.