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Jennifer Brennan-Hondorp
Jennifer Brennan-Hondorp

Jennifer Brennan-Hondorp teaches applied voice at Western Kentucky University and maintains an active private voice studio. She holds degrees in choral vocal music education and vocal performance from California State University, Long Beach and Temple University. Jennifer has been a vocal instructor and adjudicator at the junior high, high school and university levels throughout the United States.

As a performing artist, Jennifer enjoys recital, music theatre and concert work. Highlights of past seasons include solo appearances with the New England Symphonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, Osaka Telemann Chamber Orchestra in Tokyo and Osaka, Nashville Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony, Orchestra Kentucky, Duke Chapel Orchestra, Detroit Civic Symphony Orchestra, Michigan State University Symphony Orchestra, Evansville Philharmonic, and The Symphony at WKU. Stage credits include performances in the roles of Alice Ford, Gretel, Cinderella, Papagena, Gianetta as well as originating principal roles in Broadway Backstage and Razzmatazz.

As a recitalist and chamber musician, Jennifer has performed at the Aspen Music Festival, the Hot Springs Music Festival and the Idyllwild Music Festival. She has made recital appearances at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, the Grand Rapids Symphony's Mozart Festival, and with Astral Artistic Services in Philadelphia. She was a finalist in the Naumburg, Lotte Lenya, and the American Bach Society national competitions.

A champion of new music, Jennifer has had the privilege of premiering new chamber, theatre, and concert works across the United States. Her CD, All Will Be Well, a mixture of new and newly envisioned theatre, jazz, and folk songs, features songs by New York and Nashville songwriters in collaboration with WKU music faculty and Nashville studio musicians. It is available on Amazon and iTunes.

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