Jennifer Rodgers teaches musical theater voice at UW and is the program coordinator for the Musical Theater major, bringing in regional professionals for clinics in dance, drama, and music. She is a doctoral candidate in choral conducting at the University and the Artistic Director of the Everett Chorale, an 85-voice community concert choir. She came to Seattle after 20 years as a freelance singer, voice teacher, and conductor in the Washington, DC area. Her research at the university is focused on choral pedagogy and updating vocal training in the choral classroom, and musical self-efficacy in adult singers.
She is the founder and executive director of Plunge! Cabaret, a non-profit theater that works to creatively unite higher education and community service organizations. Jennifer holds a B.Mus. in vocal performance from Ithaca College and an M.M. in Opera Theater from the Maryland Opera Studio at the University of Maryland. She has a passion for finding out what music can do out in the world – from stretching our individual boundaries, to creating effective community partnerships, to singing our way to new perspectives on global needs.