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Faculty Profiles

Olivia Doig

Olivia Doig Skaff

Guest Instructor (Voice)

On Faculty since 2021


University of Illinois
Doctoral Studies  (anticipated completion Spring 2022)

Florida State University
Masters of Music

Wheaton College
Bachelors of Music



Chicago-based soprano Olivia Doig Skaff performs a range of classical and musical theater repertoire across the midwest.

Recent performance highlights include Josephine in HMS Pinafore (Ohio Light Opera), Zaneeta in The Music Man (Ohio Light Opera), Amor in Ariane et Bachus (Haymarket Opera), the title role in Patience (Gilbert and Sullivan Company, Inc.), and numerous concerts as a resident artist with Florentine Opera.

She has received awards from the American Opera Society of Chicago, the Musicians Club of Women, the Chicago Bel Canto Foundation, the Orpheus Music Competition, the Chicago Italian Cultural Center, various NATS chapters, and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

Olivia shares her love for musical storytelling through teaching, including teaching private voice lessons and musical theater classes, and directing student theater productions. She helped develop and teaches the classical art song portion of Lynx Project’s education program Composition of a City, which teaches youth about the role of poetry in classical art song and hip-hop rap and aids them in writing their own music and poetry through elements of these two genres.

Olivia holds degrees in voice from Wheaton College (B.M.) and Florida State University (M.M.), and is currently a D.M.A. student at the University of Illinois (anticipated completion Spring 2022).