Jennifer Hsiung (Music Director)
Ms. Jennifer Hsiung comes from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she was a voice faculty member at Temple University in Philadelphia and a section leader in the chancel choir of First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia and Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park. She was also a freelance classical vocalist and pianist in the Philadelphia area. Recently, she was the musical director for the Ramstein High School musical.
Originally from Palo Alto California, Jennifer Hsiung studied piano, voice and conducting at San Jose State University. Graduate studies brought her to The Mannes College of Music. She finished her formal vocal performance training in Philadelphia at The Academy of Vocal Arts.
As a singer, Ms. Hsiung has performed repertoire ranging from Bach to Bright Sheng. Opera role highlights include Prince Orlovsky in Die Fledermaus, La Zelatrice in Suor Angelica, Dorabella in Cosi Fan Tutte, Tigrana in Puccini’s Edgar, Stephano in Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, the title role in La Navarraise, Fricka in Das Rheingold, Sonia in Lehar’s Czarevitch, and Olga in Eugene Onegin. She sang Suzuki in Madama Butterfly at the St. Barth Music Festival. Concert career highlights include Verdi’s Requiem, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Handel’s Dixit Dominus, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, Bright Sheng’s Two Poems from the Sung Dynasty with the composer conducting, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Honegger’s King David, Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde, and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater.
She has the been a recipient of awards from the Henry and Maria Holt Scholarship Foundation, San Jose Opera Guild, Shoshana Foundation (The Richard Gold Career Grant), Mario Lanza Scholarship Foundation, Metropolitan Opera National Council, the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation, and the James P. Parkinson Foundation.