Eastern Michigan University

College of Arts and Sciences

Music & Dance

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Anne Jennifer Nash

Voice Part Time Lecturer

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Education

B.A. in Music and French literature, Dickinson College

M.M. with a major in Voice, Peabody Conservatory of Music

Courses Taught

Biography

Anne Jennifer Nash is attracting attention among regional American opera companies as an exceptional young lyric soprano with an uncommon beauty of expression and musicianship. As Laurie in the Bard Festival’s production of The Tender Land by Aaron Copland, Anthony Tommasini, writing for the New York Times, reported "The ardent young soprano Anne Jennifer Nash vividly captures Laurie's sensual yearnings."

Ms. Nash was most recently in residence at SongFest at Pepperdine University in June 2011 as the ‘Distinguished Alumna’, presenting a recital of living American composers as well as premiering “Donal Oge”, commissioned by SongFest from composer in residence, Libby Larsen.

Recent operatic engagements include appearances with the University of Michigan Opera Theatre’s productions of L’Elisir d’amore as Adina and Armide as Armide, Opera Company of Philadelphia as Barbarina in their production of Le Nozze di Figaro, the Florentine Opera as Zerlina in Don Giovanni, the Lancaster Opera Company and Opera New Jersey as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte and the National Opera Company in The Rake's Progress as Anne Trulove and in Così fan tutte as Despina.

On the concert stage, she has performed with the Harrisburg Choral Society as soprano soloist in Beethoven's Mass in C-Major and Haydn's Creation, with the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle for Grieg's Peer Gynt, and with the University of Michigan for Poulenc’s Gloria. She has also appeared in recital at the Alden Theatre, McLean, Virginia, Harris Hall in Aspen, Colorado, The Kennedy Center, Boston University, The University of Michigan, Peabody Conservatory and Pepperdine University.

She is the recipient of fellowships for advanced studies from SongFest at Pepperdine, Middlebury College, Centro Studi Italiani (where she sang Yvette in La Rondine), Lake George Opera, Chautauqua Opera, and a three summer fellowship with the Aspen Music Festival (for whom she performed Mirium in their production of The Golem),

Ms. Nash holds a Master of Music with a major in Voice from the Peabody Conservatory of Music. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and French literature from Dickinson College where she was Phi Beta Kappa and graduated Magna Cum Laude. She is currently perusing doctoral studies at the University of Michigan working closely with Freda Herseth and Martin Katz.

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