Lecturer in Applied Voice
University of Tennessee
School of Music
Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
Knoxville, TN 37996-4040
Jennifer received her DMA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Voice Performance with a minor in Opera Production. She completed her Master’s Degree as a member of the Knoxville Opera Studio with the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and her Bachelor’s Degree from Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music.
Jennifer has performed with the Knoxville Opera Company, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, UW Symphony and Choral Union, Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra, Canton Symphony, Tuscarawus Philharmonic Orchestra, and the College of William and Mary Symphony Orchestra. She frequently performs as a soloist with area choirs and in song recital nationally. She directed & premiered the role of ‘Ethyl Wormvarnish’ in Jerry Hui’s opera Wired for Love. In concert, Jennifer has performed as the soloist in Faure’s Requiem, Saint-Saens’ Requiem, Handel’s Israel in Egypt, Handel’s Messiah, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis and Mass in C Major, Bach’s Christ lag in Todesbanden, Vivaldi’s Magnificat, Mozart’s Mass in C minor and Vesperae de Dominica, Robert Kyr’s The Passion According to the Four Evangelists, and Paul Hindemith’s When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d.
Internationally, Jennifer has performed as a soloist in Rossini’s Messa di Gloria in Pesaro, Italy with Benton Hess and under the baton of Eduoardo Mueller at AIMS in Graz, Austria. She studied baroque gesture and performance as a participant in Early Music Vancouver’s ‘Compleat Singer’ Baroque Vocal Programme. She has been a participant, soloist, and instructor with the Madison Early Music Festival. In 2012, she collaborated with pianist and UW grad Kirstin Ihde at the Baldwin-Wallace Art Song Festival.
Jennifer is interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning. She has presented at the Lilly Conference, National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), and the National Collegiate Honors Council. She is on the board of the New York Singing Teacher’s Association (NYSTA), and is the current Editor-in-Chief for VOICEPrints, NYSTA’s scholarly journal. She was chosen as a NATS intern in 2013. She has held teaching positions at Alverno College, Beloit College, Pellissippi State Technical Community College, and Walsh University.
- D.M. of Musical Arts – University of Wisconsin-Madison (2011)
- M.M – University of Tennessee-Knoxville (2006)
- B.M. – Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music (2004)