Amy Jarman, soprano
Soprano Amy Jarman has an active performing career, and is known for her outstanding solo and ensemble performances, as well as for her appearances on the operatic stage. She has been hailed by The Los Angeles Times for her "radiant tone and moving phrasing...", and praised in the Nashville Tennessean "… (her) focused tone and wide palette of vocal color brought the music to life."
Recent performances include the role of "Madeline Mitchell" in the mid-South premiere performance of Jake Heggie's opera Three Decembers, Samuel Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915 at the University of the South, the mid-South premiere performance of John Harbison's "Crossroads" in 2014, and the premiere of new songs by composer Jeffrey Wood at Austin Peay State University. She has been a guest artist at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester where she has performed lecture-recitals and taught master classes on contemporary American art song. Additionally she has appeared in concert in London, Leeds, and Bristol, England, as well as at the Festival of American and Bulgarian music in Sofia, Bulgaria, and has been a featured artist at Baroque Festival of Corona del Mar, California, the Sewanee Summer Music Festival in Sewanee, Tennessee, and with the Nashville Symphony, the Nashville Chamber Orchestra, and Nashville Opera.
Other performances include appearances on the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series at the Chicago Cultural Center, the Third Practice Festival at the University of Richmond, and the Rocky Ridge Music Festival in Colorado. Opera and lyric theatre roles include "Mimi" in La Bohème, "Lily" in The Secret Garden, "Countess Almaviva" in The Marriage of Figaro, and Desirée Armfeldt in A Little Night Music. Oratorio performances include Haydn's The Creation with the Huntsville Symphony, Handel's Messiah with the Louisville Bach Society and Brahms' German Requiem with the Owensboro Symphony.
Ms. Jarman has studied in Perugia, Italy and earned the A.R.C. M. in voice performance from the Royal College of Music in London. Additionally, she has attended the Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies in Aldeburgh, England. Her students have been accepted into graduate programs at the Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Rice University, Florida State University, and the Cleveland Institute of Music. She currently serves as chair of the Voice Department at the Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, Tennessee.