A member of the Ithaca College faculty since 2005, mezzo-soprano Dr. Jennifer Kay originally hails from Manalapan, New Jersey. She holds Masters and Doctoral degrees in voice performance from Boston University and a Bachelors degree from Ithaca College in music education and performance. Dr. Kay's current teaching responsibilities include studio voice, diction and French song literature. She is a former faculty member of Syracuse University and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. She has had the honor of participating as a NATS intern, where she worked closely with Cynthia Munzer and Scott McCoy. An article by Dr. Kay on the songs of Howard Boatwright will be published in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Singing and she has just completed recording Boatwright's songs, along with those of composer David Sisco, for a soon-to-be-released CD.
Dr. Kay sings regularly with the Rochester-based early music ensemble, Publick Musick, including a feature performance in Boston, the Bloomington Early Music Festival and a recording of Bach Lutheran Masses. She has worked with several notable conductors and coaches, including David Hoose, Jonathan McPhee, Allison Voth, Sheila Kibbe, Thomas Stumpf and has studied with Scott McCoy, Mark Aliapolious, Claudia Cantania, and David Parks. Dr. Kay has been a featured soloist at the Rochester Bach Festival, Oneida Civic Chorale, Colgate University, Cayuga Vocal Ensemble and Hamilton College. Two of her recent chamber recital performances have aired on WCNY radio.