Jennifer Kuchar is a soprano, born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Jennifer earned her Bachelor's of Music degree in vocal performance from Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in Appleton, Wisconsin. She received her Master of Music degrees in both vocal performance and vocal pedagogy from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. Her most notable recently performed operatic roles include The New Prioress from Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites, Elvira from Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Phyllius from Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe, and Lady Billows from Britten’s Albert Herring.
Her passion for teaching has also allowed Jennifer to work with students in a variety of settings. These include group voice classes for college students, theory/music appreciation for adolescents, and numerous years of private voice instruction. Aside from teaching and singing, Jennifer has an aptitude for directing operas. She recently worked as assistant director for the University of New Mexico’s production of Die Zauberflöte, and worked as the stage managers assistant for Opera Southwest’s production of Turandot. Additionally, she has been able to assistant direct as well as perform abroad through the Oberlin in Italy program for three summer sessions.
As a teacher, director, and performer, Jennifer is seeking out students of all ages with a passion and drive to improve their music making. She works to continually improve her instrument to better educate her students from a technical and interpretive standpoint.