Bio

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Jennifer Weiss is a Los Angeles-based singer and actor who is passionate about new music, opera, musical theatre, choral music, and expanding access to music education for all students.

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Jennifer Weiss, soprano, relocated to Los Angeles from the New York area in 2014.  Praised for her “silvery voice” and “expressive and contemplative” musicality, Jennifer’s work spans opera, musical theatre, new music, choral works, and session singing.  Opera roles include Olympia (Tales of Hoffman), Blondchen (Abduction from the Seraglio), Sophie (Werther), Brigitta (Iolanta) and Casilda (The Gondoliers).  Musical theatre credits include K.C. Downing (My Favorite Year), Hodel (Fiddler on the Roof), and Gertrude McFuzz (Seussical).  Jennifer’s extensive concert work includes performances under conductors Gustavo Dudamel, Daniel Barenboim, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Jennifer completed a B.A. in Theatre (musical theatre) and Linguistics, with a minor in Music Composition and Theory, at the University of Pennsylvania.  She holds a dual M.M. in Voice Performance and Voice Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College.

In addition to performing, Jennifer has a passion for teaching.  In Los Angeles, she maintains a private voice and piano studio for young people and adults.  Jennifer is on the voice faculty at Pasadena Conservatory of Music and California School of the Arts, and she regularly participates in music educator panels and conferences.  Previously, she worked with Teach For America and taught bilingual education (English/Spanish) and music at a public school in the Bronx, New York.

In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys running, yoga, hiking, exploring real estate, and sampling Mexican restaurants in L.A.  She is an admitted news junkie who follows politics and current events way too closely.