The American soprano, Solveig Nyberg-Akert, majored in violin at St. Olaf College and graduated with a Bachelor of Music Education from Yankton College Conservatory. While doing graduate work in voice at the University of Minnesota, she sang with the Dale Warland Singers and Concentus Musicus Chorus under the direction of Helmuth Rilling. She received her Master of Music degree in vocal performance for the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, where she studied with Donna Harler-Smith and Ariel Bybee (1992-1994).
After her studies, Solveig Nyberg-Akert lived in Lincoln, Nebraska, where she taught in the music departments of York College and Dana College and was Minister of Music at Heritage Presbyterian. She was music director for many productions at the Lincoln Community Playhouse and Pinewood Bowl. She has sung with the Oregon Bach Festival, Mannheim Steamroller, and performed frequently around the area in operas, musical theater, oratorios and recitals.
Solveig Nyberg-Akert moved to Idaho Falls in August, 2002, and quickly became entrenched in the community's music scene. She became Artistic Director of Idaho Falls Opera Theatre, Choir Director at St. Paul's Methodist Church. She sang with the Idaho Falls Symphony Chorale (later renamed: Viva la Voce!) for one semester before taking over as Director in January. Her other pursuits here include serving as music director/organist at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, assisting and singing in Anam Cara Choir, operating a private music studio studio teaching voice, piano, and violin, music directing IFYAC's production of "Children of Eden" and Mountain River Ranch's Summer Show. She also serves on the board of Idaho Falls Opera Theater. In 2008 she moved to Oregon.