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Jennifer Barrett

Joliet: Voice

About Jen



Mezzo-soprano Jennifer has been teaching music in various locations for over 20 years.  She holds

a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Music Education from North Central College, a Master of Arts in Vocal

Pedagogy from Northeastern Illinois University, and post-grad studies in Bodywork for Singers, Singing Voice

Therapy, and Estill Voice Method.  Currently, Jennifer teaches Classical and Musical Theater Voice, and is the director of the Opera Workshop ensemble at North Central College.


Jennifer believes in empowering students with a whole-body approach to singing, including a large emphasis on vocal health and longevity.  She ensures that her students have a safe place for goal-setting, challenges, exploration, and self-discovery. 


When not teaching, Jennifer is proud to be a part of the Chicago opera community.  She is the Alto section leader at First United Methodist of LaGrange, and she is on the artistic board of New Moon Opera in Chicago.  In 2019 she was given best-of-year accolades by Vocal Arts Chicago, for her performance in the US premier of John Plant’s "I Will Fly Like a Bird" with Thompson Street Opera (which you can catch on iTunes and Spotify!)


Jennifer is a huge fan of her morning cold brew, listening to music all day, reading, and playing card games with her family.  She has two music-loving children (Rebecca and Aiden), and lives with her spouse Tracey and their pets (Bolt and Poppy) in Minooka.  She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.  


Jen's Calendar 

Is Jen accepting new students?
Check Jen's calendar below to see if she has any spots marked "OPEN for new students."
 If you register for lessons, you can specify which of her openings you would like. 

If I am currently one of Jen's students, how do I schedule a makeup lesson with Jen?
To make scheduling a makeup as easy as possible, here is your teacher's schedule below. There are available make-ups, as indicated by the term “OPEN for makeups.” Scroll down to look at all the available days and times.  

You are NOT able to manually make a schedule change yourself on the calendar. Call, email, or text your teacher to tell her which OPEN spot you would like to take, and she will make the change for you.

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