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Rita Mosiman

Rita Mosiman, performing solo artist, vocal coach and accompanist, has been winner of the Metropolitan Opera Auditions in Arizona, guest solo artist at Whitworth College, Spokane, Washington, the University of New Mexico, and the University of Arizona for their Centennial Celebration and with the Northern Arizona Symphony. In addition to solo recitals in which she often specialized in music of Spain, where she resided for 12 years, she has had lead roles in numerous operas and zarzuelas. Rita has been a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico, for over twenty five years, and is listed in Marquis Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who of American Women.

As a musician, Rita knows that the beauty and pathos of life imbue one’s art and one’s art imbues all facets of life. She has spent most of her professional life inspiring others through music. To this she now adds the arts of writing and photography.

Rita’s artistic photographs are feelings. She wants to be there in that place again; she wants to share with others, not only that place, but what it feels like. A sunset isn’t simply a sunset. It has its meaning.

The photographs in this book were taken over a number of years and most when hiking. Many were taken with disposable cameras. Rita prefers a small camera that goes easily in her backpack.

When not singing, playing the piano or writing, Rita can often be found hiking New Mexico’s beautiful mountains.

Serenity and Beauty