Mezzo-Soprano Jennifer D’Agostino received her Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Voice Performance with a minor in Opera Production. She completed her Master’s Degree as a member of the Knoxville Opera Studio with the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and her Bachelor’s Degree from Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music.
Jennifer was reviewed as a singer with “beauty and expression” in her performance of Hindemith’s When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Choral Union and Symphony. Other performances have included solo engagements with Canton Symphony Orchestra, Canton Symphony Chorus, Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra, UW-Madison Choral Union and Symphony, and Knoxville Opera. She has performed internationally as a soloist in Rossini’s Messa di Gloria in Pesaro with Benton Hess and under the baton of Eduardo Muller at AIMS in Graz, Austria. She studied baroque gestures and performance in Early Music Vancouver’s ‘Compleat Singer’ Baroque Vocal Programme, and has participated in The Madison Early Music Festival and the Baldwin-Wallace Art Song Festival. She directed & premiered the role of ‘Ethyl Wormvarnish’ in Jerry Hui’s opera Wired for Love, which can be heard on Spotify. In concert, Jennifer has performed as a soloist in Faure’s Requiem, Saint-Saens’ Requiem, Handel’s Israel in Egypt, Handel’s Messiah, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis and Mass in C Major, Bach’s Christ lag in Todesbanden, Vivaldi’s Magnificat, Mozart’s Mass in C minor and Vesperae de Dominica, and Robert Kyr’s The Passion According to the Four Evangelists. She frequently performs song literature and will present a recital at the University of Tennessee in February 2022.
Jennifer is active in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). She is on the board of the New York Singing Teacher’s Association (NYSTA) and serves as the Editor-In-Chief of VOICEPrints, NYSTA’s scholarly journal. She has presented at the Lilly Conference, NATS Conferences, and the National Collegiate Honors Conference. Jennifer is also a member of Opera America and The Voice Foundation. She has held teaching positions at Alverno College, Beloit College, Pellissippi State Technical Community College, and Walsh University. Jennifer currently teaches at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville as an Adjunct Associate Professor in Applied Voice and is a member of the Knoxville Opera Board.