Jennifer Marcellana studied vocal performance at the Boston Conservatory and at Kenyon College. She has performed as a soloist with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and sang in the opening ceremonies of the 1998 Winter Olympics. She performed in the 50th Anniversary production of "Peter Grimes" at Tanglewood under the direction of Seiji Ozawa, as well as appearing in the 1996 documentary film, "A Tale of Tanglewood." 

Marcellana has performed with Opera Columbus and with the Ocean State Lyric Opera Company in Providence, Rhode Island. She has performed as guest soloist with La Orquesta Juvenil de Musica Nueva in Lima, Peru and on promotional recordings for Bose Stereo Systems.

Marcellana enjoys teaching as much as she enjoys performing and formerly served on the voice faculty at Emerson College in Boston. While in her studio, students have performed in the national touring cast of Cabaret and the Essentially Ellington Jazz Competition at Lincoln Center. Students have also been prize winners in local National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competitions.

Areas of Expertise

Vocal performance instruction in classical, operatic and music theatre literature.

Courses Recently Taught

This course covers preparation and study of representative scenes from the musical theater and opera repertoire. Special attention is given to diction and characterization. The course leads to an end-of-semester production. The course may be repeated for credit. This is not a yearlong course, and registration is required each semester. An audition and permission of instructor are required. No prerequisite.