Dr. Natalia Rivera is currently on faculty at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. As a vocal coach and collaborative pianist, Dr. Rivera has collaborated at the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan, with the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and members of the Vienna Philharmonic. Further collaborations include San Francisco Opera; Santiago Opera in Chile; Bellas Artes Opera of San Juan, Puerto Rico; the Opera Lirica Nacional of Costa Rica; and the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. She has performed recitals throughout the United States, including the prestigious Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Alice Tully Hall in New York. Dr. Rivera has served on the faculties of Vassar College, Mannes Conservatory of Music, Florida State University, Ohio University School of Music, Bay View Music Festival, Sun Valley Music Festival, Orvieto Music Festival in Italy, American Institute of Musical Studies in Austria, and the Varna International Music Festival in Bulgaria.