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B i o g r a p h y

Soprano Jenna Margiasso made her debut as a contemporary artist on the Pendulum Recital Series and with her performance of Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire Op. 21 in Boulder, Colorado during 2015. In 2016, she participated in a number of work premieres including David Lang’s the public domain at Lincoln Center as part of the 50th Anniversary of the Mostly Mozart program, various opera scenes for the CU New Opera Workshop - Composer Fellows’ Initiative, and Songs of Love, Rain, and the Moon by Ryan Dakota Farris on the Pendulum Recital Series as a returning artist. During the summer of 2017, Ms. Margiasso performed and studied under renown contemporary artist Tony Arnold at soundSCAPE International Composer and Performance Exchange in Maccagno and appeared in master classes, singing for soprano Stefania Donzelli at the Accademia Musicale Internazionale Maria Malibran in Altidona, Italy.

Praised for her vocal flexibility and expression, Ms. Margiasso performs a wide variety of repertoire ranging from early Baroque to Modern and New Music. Her stage credits include: Mrs. Jenks (The Tender Land), Anna Sorenson (Silent Night- Scenes), Amor (L’Incoronazione di Poppea), Ilia (Idomeneo - Scenes) with the Eklund Opera (Boulder, CO), Anna Gomez (The Consul) and Così Fan Tutte with the Western New York Chamber Orchestra, The Abbess (Suor Angelica), Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor, and Les Contes d’Hoffman with the Hillman Opera and the title role of Dido and Aeneas with the Student Opera Theater Association of SUNY Fredonia. She has also performed concert repertoire including Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Stravinsky’s Mass.

Ms. Margiasso has received several honors including Pi Kappa Lambda membership (2016), recognition as a Fulbright Grant semi-finalist (2016 and 2017), 2nd place in the Colorado-Wyoming NATS Voice Competition (2015), and finalist in the Rocky Ridge Concerto Competition in Estes Park, CO (2014). In addition to this, Ms. Margiasso has also been given the honor to perform for Suzanne Mentzer, Daron Hagen, and Lori Laitman in master class settings.

Ms. Margiasso received her undergraduate degrees in Vocal Performance and Music Education (Choral and General Music) from the State University of New York at Fredonia and her Master’s degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Colorado at Boulder where she studied with Jennifer Bird-Arvidsson. She currently studies with vocal coach and conductor, Steven Crawford, in New York City.

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