Hailed as “individualistic, windswept, cinematic, jazz-inflected art-rock” (New York Music Daily) Anna Winthrop’s music combines her classical, jazz and folk influences to bring a unique, purely acoustic and piano-based sound to the singer-songwriter world. Featuring ethereal vocals, melodic lyricism and intimate storytelling, her songs are soaring and evocative, providing a soothing escape for the listener.
No stranger to the stage, Anna has a career in the performing arts that has spanned her lifetime, as a classically trained dancer, singer and pianist, and as an actor--which ultimately led to her making a living in New York City's theater scene and throughout the country for many years. Her turn to composition came about as an experiment to find her own voice and create without boundaries.
Anna now lives in DC metro area where she self-recorded her first album Coming Home. Drawing upon deeply personal stories, Coming Home is about forging your own path, finding empowerment and connection, and the challenges faced while doing so. Combining her love of big band era jazz and iconic songwriters of the 60s and 70s with her background in theater and classical music, Winthrop brings something new to each track. A long rollout is planned, starting with her debut release, ‘All of Me’.
Anna is also a dedicated educator and advocate for the arts. As a voice teacher and vocal coach, her holistic approach focuses on uncovering each student’s unique sound and artistry, while laying a solid technical foundation to free expression. She has worked with students through her private studio and as a member of the voice faculty at New York University's esteemed department of music and performing arts professions, ushering students into successful careers on Broadway as well as in both the opera and indie music worlds. Anna has also worked with students of all ages throughout New York City and the DC metro area and has spoken internationally on the potential for high quality programs in the arts and arts integrated learning to transform education systems, engage students and empower under- served children. Additionally, her interest in building community and celebrating diversity through the arts has led to many grass roots projects and remains a driving force in her work.
Anna is a member of Actors Equity Association, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, the Screen Actor’s Guild and the New York Singing Teacher’s Association. She holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and NYU in vocal performance and vocal pedagogy.