Martina Arroyo, retired Metropolitan Opera singer. Martina Arroyo has become synonymous with music making of the highest order. Famous for her interpretations of Verdi, Puccini, Strauss, and Mozart she is equally at home with contemporary music. In 2019 the Metropolitan Opera Guild honored Ms. Arroyo for her 60 year career in opera. She received a 2013 Kennedy Center Honor and a 2010 Opera Honors Award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Appointed by President Gerald Ford, Martina served for six years on the National Endowment for the Arts and continues to participate as an invited panelist and moderator. In 2003, she established her own non-profit cultural organization, the Martina Arroyo Foundation, which provides young artists with the tools to pursue careers in opera, by means of programs of study that focus on immersive preparation of complete operatic roles. Ms. Arroyo is a Distinguished Professor Emerita of the Indiana University School of Music. She also serves on the Board of Trustees at Carnegie Hall and is a Trustee emeritus of the Hunter College Foundation. She has been a member of the board of MasterVoices since 2000.