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Jennifer Weiss

Praised for her “silvery voice” and “expressive and contemplative” musicality, Jennifer’s work spans opera, new music, musical theatre, and choral works. Recent credits include performances with the LA Phil (Nimbus/Green Umbrella), The Industry (Hopscotch), and the Mark Taper Forum/LA Music Center (The Christians). Traditional opera roles include Olympia (Les Contes d’Hoffman), Blondchen (Abduction from the Seraglio), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), and Sophia (Werther). Musical theatre credits include Liza Elliot (Lady in the Dark), K.C. Downing (My Favorite Year), and Hodel (Fiddler on the Roof). Jennifer’s extensive choral work includes performances under conductors Gustavo Dudamel, Daniel Barenboim, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. As a recitalist, Jennifer particularly enjoys both new music and Spanish and Latin American works.

Jennifer completed her bachelor’s degree in Theatre (musical theatre) and Linguistics, with a minor in Music Composition and Theory, at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds an M.M. in Voice Performance and Voice Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College.

In addition to performing, Jennifer has a passion for teaching voice. In addition to her work at PCM, Jennifer teaches at Citrus College and California School of the Arts. As a voice instructor, Jennifer teaches a healthy, relaxed technique that is grounded in current research and detailed knowledge of singing physiology. Jennifer is also passionate about helping singers develop strong music literacy and stage performance skills.