Praised for singing with “passion and emotional depth” (Richmond Times-Dispatch), soprano Jennifer Piazza-Pick has performed with the Nationaltheater Mannheim, Germany as well as with US military bands in Belarus, Latvia, and Lithuania. In the US, she has performed with Ithaca Opera, Long Beach Opera, Opera Piccola of San Antonio and at the Princeton Festival. Other performance include concerts with the Richmond and Alamo City Ballet companies, Oregon Bach Festival, Dallas Choral Festival, Charlottesville Symphony, and special ensembles at Carnegie Hall. The winner of Hawaii Public Radio’s art song contest, Ms. Piazza-Pick was also a finalist for the American Prize in the women’s art song division and the winner of the George Cortes Award for Classical Singing by the Artist Foundation of San Antonio. Jennifer’s musical curiosity has led to research on women composers, which has been presented at the International Music by Women Festival, Darkwater Women in Music Festival, and the Women Composers Festival of Hartford. She has premiered works for many composers as both a soloist and ensemble singer, and has appeared on NPR and Virginia Currents.
As an educator, Jennifer has taught talented students from ages 5 to 72 in both individual voice lessons and in the classroom settings. She has had successful private studios in Texas, Virginia, and Maryland, as well as in Heidelberg, Germany. At the collegiate level, she has taught applied lessons and courses at Trinity University, the University of the Incarnate Word, Our Lady of the Lake University, University of Richmond, and Virginia State University. No matter the context, she remains committed to fostering the musical and personal growth of each student, creating music lovers for life.