Vocal Instructor & Musical Director
Jenn is a North Carolina native and a Marietta resident that began studying voice and performing over 25 years ago. She has several years of experience teaching voice privately as well as music directing at various theatres in the metro Atlanta area. She studied education at East Carolina University and graduated with a degree in Modern Languages and Cultures at Kennesaw State University. She was also a member of the KSU Women’s Chorus. Her teachers and coaches have included Marshall E. Butler Jr. Dr. Janna K. Brendell, Elaine Diab-Baker, Dr. Kevin R. Hibbard and Dr. Alison Mann. Jennifer currently studies voice with long time Atlanta teacher and Julliard graduate Erin Coleman.
When she is not teaching music she can be found performing on stage in the Atlanta area. She has been nominated for Best Music Direction four times and Best Supporting Actress three times with Metropolitan Atlanta Theatre (MAT) awards in which she won Best Major Supporting Actress as “Bad Ass Betty” in The Great American Trailer Park Musical. Most recently she has been nominated for Best Musical Direction for Urinetown with Elm Street Cultural Arts Center. Her students have received several accolades and scholarships through the years as well with two students being nominated for the Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards with one winning Best Supporting Actor for the 2016-2017 year.
She has overseen summer drama camps for ages 5-12 and has worked with Cobb Children’s Theatre, Act 3 Productions, Young Actors Playhouse, Marietta Players, Pope High School Drama, CYT of Atlanta and Elm Street Cultural Arts Center to name a few. As her area of expertise is in education, she uses her experiences in theatre to help young performers grow and gain confidence with their performance and singing. Her focus and goal as a vocal instructor is to help student achieve their greatest potential by focusing on tonal placement, breath control and support, diction, song interpretation, musicianship and range extension. Being trained classically as a lyric soprano, Jennifer is constantly learning and increasing her knowledge and abilities to establish techniques suitable for opera, art songs, musical theatre, gospel and pop style music.