Jane Edgren

Education, Resumé and Curriculum Vitae

Education & Training

University of  Michigan

Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance, with distinction

Voice Pedagogy and Vocal Literature Classes — Senior Year

Voice Pedagogy Interpretation of Song German Lieder
Vocal Literature Oratorio

Workshops and Master Classes

Vincent LaSelva The Juillard School Opera Workshop
Eva Likova University of Michigan Opera Workshop
Elisabeth Schwartzkopf University of Michigan German Lieder
Ellen Faull Manhattan School of Music Vocal Arts Institute
Judith Raskin Manhattan School of Music Vocal Arts Institute

Voice Teachers

Maria Farnworth New York, NY
Sherry Zannoth New York, NY
Eva Likova New York, NY
Leonard Johnson University of Michigan
Alice Engram Oakland University

Vocal Coaches

Benton Hess Eastman School of Music
Julie Kuipers New York, NY
Heidi Mayer Chicago, IL
Anna Brock Charlotte, NC
Eugene Bossart University of Michigan
Joseph Jackson Detroit, MI

Acting Coaches

Jay Lesenger Director, Chatauqua Opera
Franco Gratale New York, NY
Thaddeus Motyka New York, NY


Christof  Perick, Pavel Kagan, Peter McCoppin, David Tang, Scott Allen Jarrett, Vincent LaSelva, Phillip Nuzzo, Alfredo Silipigni, Anthony Amato, Thomas Hilbish, Gustav Meier, Mark Flint, and Paul Salamunovich.


Professional Affiliations

National  Association of Teachers of Singing

Music  Teachers National Association

Sigma Alpha Iota, Alpha  Chapter, University of Michigan, Vice President 

Co-Chairman of the Board,  founding member of the Academy of Fine Arts, Charlotte, NC


Finalist, Amato Opera  Competition, New York,  NY

Tuesday Musicale of Detroit  Study Grant  

Other Musical Studies:  Piano, Violin, Guitar, Organ

Languages  Studied:  French,  Italian, German

Performance Experience

Violetta La Traviata Verdi Amato Opera Theatre, New York, NY
Leonora Il Trovatore Verdi Amato Opera Theatre, New York, NY
Violetta La Traviata Verdi Amato Opera Theatre, New York, NY
High Priestess Aida Verdi Dramatic Music Theatre, Brooklyn, NY
Rosalinde Die Fledermaus J. Strauss Amato Opera Theatre, New York, NY
Annina La Traviata Verdi Dramatic Music Theatre, Brooklyn, NY
Mimi La Boheme Puccini
Liù Turandot Puccini
Fiordiligi Così fan Tutte Mozart
Countess Le Nozze di Figaro Mozart
Charlotte Symphony Orchestra 
Bridesmaid Der Freischütz von Weber Christof Perick, conductor
Soloist Колокола

(The Bells)*

Rachmaninoff David Tang, conductor
Soloist Mass in C Mozart Peter McCoppin, conductor
  *performed with the North Carolina Dance Theatre
Oratorio Singers of Charlotte – Rehearsal Soloist and Cover.
Sang all piano rehearsals and the first night of full orchestra rehearsals.
Requiem Mozart
War Requiem Britten
Deutsches Requiem Brahms
Symphony No. 2 (Lobegesang) Mendelssohn
Carmina Burana Orff


Discover! Live Music: A World Songbook

Producer & Soloist, Charlotte, NC.

A new concert concept designed to introduce audiences to many different genres of music in an informal and informative atmosphere, including innovative video translations projected onto large screens during the performance, and posted on YouTube prior to concert for educational purposes.

Expressions of Faith Concert Series

Soloist & Producer, Christ Lutheran Church, Charlotte, NC

Two unique concerts explored the musical inspiration of various composers as expressed in their sacred works, through the solo and small ensemble vocal music of choral and orchestral masterpieces; the known and unknown, the old and the new.

Faith Journeys of Bach, Haydn, Mozart & Mendelssohn

An exploration of the music’s spiritual roots with scriptural references and commentary on the musicological and historical perspective of the work, its composer and their faith journeys.

Remembering the Saints: Voices of the Requiem

A benefit for the victims of Hurricane Katrina

Selections included solos, duets, quartets and ensemble pieces from Handel’s Messiah, the Verdi, Fauré, Rutter & Lloyd Webber Requiems, along with scripture readings, poetry and prayer.

Solo Recital,The Montauk Club, Brooklyn, NY

Lenten Concert Series: The Way to Emmaus, First Presbyterian Church, Detroit, MI

Soprano Soloist/Section Leader, First Presbyterian Church, Detroit, MI

Rutter Requiem
Soprano Soloist, Morningstar Lutheran Church, Mint Hill, NC

Soloist, First United Methodist Church, Gastonia, NC
Soloist, Rackham Chamber Choir and Orchestra, Detroit, MI