BiographyDr. Anne Jennifer Nash
Dr. Anne Jennifer Nash is heralded as an exceptional light-lyric soprano with an “uncommon beauty of expression and musicianship.” As Laurie in Bard SummerScape’s production of The Tender Land by Aaron Copland, Anthony Tommasini, writing for the New York Times, reported "The ardent soprano Anne Jennifer Nash vividly captures Laurie's sensual yearnings."
2012-2013 engagements include a recital/master classes series with pianist Christopher Turbessi at Hope College in Holland, MI and Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor, MI, as well as the role of Susanna in the Fargo-Moorhead Opera’s production of Le Nozze di Figaro.
Ms. Nash was most recently in residence at SongFest at Pepperdine University in June 2011 as the ‘Distinguished Alumna’, presenting a recital of living American composers as well as a week long collaboration with American composer Libby Larsen, culminating in the premier of Larsen’s “Donal Oge”, commissioned for Ms. Nash by SongFest.
Equally at home on the opera stage, recent engagements include appearances in productions of the Rake’s Progress as Anne Trulove, L’Elisir d’amore as Adina and Armide as Armide. She has appeared with the Opera Company of Philadelphia, Florentine Opera, Opera New Jersey, Lancaster Opera and the National Opera Company in the roles of Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Despina in Così fan tutte and Anne Trulove.
On the concert stage, she has performed with the Harrisburg Choral Society as soprano soloist in Beethoven's Mass in C-Major and Haydn's Creation, with the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle for Grieg's Peer Gynt, and with the University of Michigan for Poulenc’s Gloria. She has also appeared in recital at the Alden Theatre, McLean, Virginia, Harris Hall in Aspen, Colorado, The Kennedy Center, Boston University, The University of Michigan, Peabody Conservatory and Pepperdine University.
She is the recipient of fellowships for advanced studies from SongFest at Pepperdine, Middlebury College, AIMS, Centro Studi Italiani (where she sang Yvette in La Rondine), Lake George Opera, Chautauqua Opera, and a three-summer fellowship with the Aspen Music Festival (for whom she performed Mirium in the U.S. premier of The Golem),
Ms. Nash completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Michigan. She joined the faculty of Concordia College in Moorhead, MN as Assistant Professor of Voice in 2012. Prior to joining the Concordia faculty, Ms. Nash taught at Eastern Michigan University and the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Nash holds a Master of Music degree with a major in Voice from the Peabody Conservatory of Music as well as a Graduate Performance Diploma in Opera. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and French literature from Dickinson College where she was phi beta kappa and graduated magna cum laude.