Candace Magner is a singer and baroque guitarist and lutenist, living in New Mexico. She holds the degrees from Indiana University, and the University of Colorado – Boulder. Now retired from teaching Opera History and Group Voice at the University of New Mexico, she maintains a private voice studio. Her studies in baroque continuo began when she located a missing manuscript of Barbara Strozzi and began editing it. Her comprehensive website on Strozzi is frequently cited by researchers: www.BarbaraStrozzi.com
Her main teachers for baroque guitar, theorbo, and continuo include Donna Curry, Lucas Harris, Pat O’Brien, and Stephen Stubbs. She has attended the Oberlin College Baroque Performance Institute since 2002, the Accademia d’Amore and Seattle Academy of Opera workshops 2006-2012, and Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute since 2011. She is a frequent participant as singer and baroque guitarist at the Lute Society of America summer conferences in Vancouver and Cleveland. She has played and sung with Borracho Baroque, Turquoise Trail Baroque, and The Desert Chorale in Santa Fe, NM as well as solo and ensemble concerts in Toronto, Rome, and Venice.
Her editorial house is Cor Donato Editions, www.CorDonatoEditions.com which publishes Barbara Strozzi: The Complete Works. Her scholarly editions are used around the world.