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Jen Pearl

South Shore Conservatory, EKS Music School, Schiller Institute
Interim Chair of Voice Department (SSC), Voice Faculty, Choral Conductor

81 Newton Ave
Braintree, MA 02184
United States

Soprano
Teacher/Coach

Jennifer Ann Pearl has been teaching students of all ages for the last eighteen years, in private as well as in a choral setting.  Her unique background includes classical vocal studies with an emphasis in the Italian bel canto method and a study and performance of the African-American Spiritual, both as a choral conductor and soloist.  Her work as a young singer in both singing in and observing master classes with late Bass-baritone, William Warfield and Metropolitan opera vocal coach, Sylvia Olden Lee, shaped her approach to music as being "between the notes" and derived from the poetry/text of the song.Jen is the founder and conductor of the Quincy-based Schiller Boston-Area Community Chorus.  As a performer, Jen sings in concert venues and various churches in the Boston-area. She has performed Russian, Italian, and Yiddish repertoire at Harvard University for concerts sponsored by the Harvard Chinese Students and Scholars Association. She also sings with Big Smile Entertainment and the Very Merry Dickens Carolers. As a conductor and singer, she has performed at such venues as the Cathedral of the Holy Cross (Boston), Carnegie Hall (NYC), St. Mary's Episcopal Church (Dorchester), and Riverside Church (NYC). She has a passion for singing Yiddish folk songs, German Lieder, and African American Spirituals. She earned her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance in 2001 where she studied with Metropolitan Opera Baritone, Timothy Noble. Following her college studies, she traveled to Italy to train and perform in master classes with Verdi soprano, Antonella Banaudi. She is an active member of National Association of Teachers of Singing and the Greater Boston Choral Consortium.  She is currently the Interim Chair of the Voice Department at South Shore Conservatory, on the voice faculty at EKS Music School, maintains a private in-home voice studio,  is the founder and conductor of the Schiller Institute Boston Chorus, and the Chair of the Board of the Schiller Institute NYC Chorus.