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Jean Goodheart

Lyric Diction, Education Coordinator in Voice/Opera

Music

Background

Soprano Jean Miller Goodheart has performed leading roles in opera, concert and recital throughout the United States, Canada & South America. In NYC she was a soloist at Merkin Recital Hall, the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine and The New York Festival of Song's Education Program. She has appeared with Chautauqua Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Tri-Cities Opera, Greater Buffalo Opera & Encompass New Opera Theatre. Her leading roles include Juliette in Romeo & Juliette, Mimi & Musetta in La Boheme, Micaela in Carmen, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, Sandrina in La Finta Giardiniera, Sonia in The Merry Widow, Kristel in James MacMillan's Parthenogenesis, Mary in Dave Brubeck's La Fiesta de las Posada and First Attendant in John Harbison's A Full Moon in March. She received grants, awards & scholarships from NYSCA "Arts Partner Grants", the Shoshana Foundation "Career Grant", Metropolitan Opera National Council, Bel Canto Foundation, Chautauqua School of Music, Music Academy of the West Fellowship, Tri-Cities-Cities Opera Guild and Manhattan School of Music. She has worked as a teaching artist for Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center Institute and was the Education Director for the New York Festival of Song. She was on the voice faculty at Purchase College Conservatory of Music from 1999-2009. In the summer she is on faculty and performs at the Songe d’été en Musique Festival in Quebec. Locally, at Seton Catholic Central HS from 2015-2018, she created and taught “Musicianship & Creativity” and conducted an award winning Men’s Concert Choir which performed in NYC, Montreal & Washington DC. She has served on the grant review panel for NYS Council on the Arts and is an adjudicator for NYSSMA.

Education

  • BM, MM, Manhattan School of Music