Arietha Lockhart  Arietha Lockhart



Phone: (404) 291-5162



Art Disciplines:

Music, Coaching Music Performance

Core Content Curriculum Areas:


Specialized Content Areas:           Character Education, STEAM, Masterclasses for Choral and Vocal Students
Grade Levels:  

Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Adult Teachers

Special Populations: Music Students


Pre-Service Learning and Professional Development: Professional Development for K-12 Teachers


Geographic Availability: Metro Atlanta, North Georgia, Middle Georgia, South Georgia


Program Fees:

School/Day Programs (grades K-5): Fees begin at $400; Audience size negotiable

Lecture Recital/Workshop/ Master Class (grades 6-12): Fees begin at $250

1-day Residency /Solo Recitals (grades 6-12): Fees begin at $500/plus accompanists’ fee

Concerts with Orchestra (grades 6-12 up to adult audiences): Fees begin at $1,000 (plus travel)

Artistic Profile:


Arietha Lockhart, Soprano was the voice of the White Butterfly during the Opening Ceremonies of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. She is a 32- year member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Choruses and was selected to be soloist numerous times by the late Robert Shaw, Yoel Levi and Norman Mackenzie. She frequently performs works by contemporary American Composers as well as music of the Masters in recitals and concerts. Recent performances include works by Handel, Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart. Her roles include Zerbinetta (Ariadne), Queen of the Night (Magic Flute) and Mama King in the contemporary opera “I Dream” about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by composer Douglas Tappin.

Her prizes and honors include: Aspen Music Festival fellowship. 2nd place in the first Competition sponsored by Classical Singer Magazine, The National Opera Association Competition’s Legacy Award, 2nd place in The Center for Contemporary Opera International, the American Prize in Voice Women’s Opera Division, Super Finalist, American Opera Idol Competition, 3rd place in the Oratorio Society of New York competition, and winner of the Meistersinger Competition in Graz, Austria.

Philosophy: Singing music brings joy and self-knowledge. It can open up avenues for dialog and mutal understanding.

Teaching Experience: Arietha Lockhart, Soprano has the Bachelor and Master of Science in Music Education Degrees from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. She also has the Education Specialist Degree in Music Education from University of Georgia with certificates in Educational Leadership and Gifted Endorsements. She holds the T-7 Georgia Professional Education Certificate. She has Level I, II and III Orff Schulwerk Training has been a clinician for the Atlanta Area Orff Schulwerk Training Workshops for Teachers. She had a 30-year career as an Elementary Music Specialist PK-7 and was Elementary Honor Chorus Chair, Developed Rehearsal Recordings for Honor Chorus, served as a Region Chair Leader Teacher and was a team member for developing Professional Development for Music Teachers, Textbook Selection and Curriculum Development for the DeKalb Public School District. Her program “It’s all about Character” was performed for K – 5 grade students at Spivey Hall Education’s Young People’s Concerts. She shares music weekly with Seniors in assisted living by singing with them, for them and getting them in on the act of singing and playing small percussion instruments. She is sought after by schools to be an outside ear and eye for the progress of their programs and for judging auditions.

Philosophy: Music is a unifying agent for all learning. Music is a basic part of an excellent education.
Sample Programs: It's All About Character for Grades K-8
Time: 45 minutes
For 300- 400 students.
Performance Space Multipurpose Space, Auditorium, or Cafetorium with stage preferred.
Role Plays (Audience Participation)
Q & A What is Good Character?
Why is Character Important?
Character Song Sing-a-long
Learn a Brand New Song

Master Class on Auditioning.
For Grades 6-12 Solo or Ensembles
For soloists or ensembles from 4 to 100.
Chorus Classroom or Auditorium with Stage and Choral Risers.
Mock Auditions: Individual Students or Ensembles or Large Groups perform for comments
Discussion: What are Judges looking for in a performance?
How do you prepare for sight reading?
What is needed to gain polish and professionalism?
Discussion of Mock Audition Results and how can improvements be made?

Masterclass: Recognizing Talents and Strengths.
Individual Soloists will sing a selection for comments. The feedback will be used to make changes in their presentation. They will incorporate the comments in a repeat performance of their selection.
Sample Lesson Plans/Study Guides:

It's All About Character

Master Class on Auditioning

Masterclass: Recognizing Talents and Strengths

Program Photos and Videos:

Arietha Headshot B/W

Arietha Headshot Color

Arietha as Angel