Louise Toppin, finalist in the Munich International Competition and winner of the Metropolitan Opera regional auditions, has received critical acclaim for her operatic, orchestral, and oratorio performances in the United States, Czech Republic, Scotland, Japan, China, Uruguay, Sweden, the Caribbean, Bermuda, New Zealand, England, and Spain. She has appeared in recital on concert series including Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall), Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, Licieu Theatre in Barcelona, Spain and the International Albeniz Festival in Camprodon, Spain.
Since 1998 director of Videmus. Grew from regional to National company. The repertoire focuses on African American, Women and under-presented composers. Videmus has developed scholarship program and vocal competition for African American Art Song and Opera in honor of George Shirley. Additionally Videmus presents concerts for audiences of all ages and produced ground breaking recordings of African American Music.