Collaborative Piano, was previously the senior vocal coach for the opera department at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. A graduate of the University of Iowa, she has studied piano with John Simms, David Saperton and Martin Canin, as well as accompanying/coaching with Dalton Baldwin, Martin Isepp and Louise Sherman. Ms. Jones has extensive experience as coach, rehearsal pianist and assistant conductor with opera companies including Opera Theater of St. Louis, Santa Fe Opera, Dallas Civic Opera, Washington Opera Society, and The Juilliard School. She has been heard in recital with Simon Estes, Lenus Carlson, Judith Christin, Jon Garrison, Dina Kuznetsova, Lester Lynch and Nicole Heaston. Her recordings include Ivana Themmen's Ode to Akhmatova with Jean Kraft. She has served as music director of the La Mama ETC Company in New York City. In Cleveland, Ms. Jones has worked with the Lyric Opera Cleveland Apprentice Program as coach, and with the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus as pianist for master classes, mini-recitals and auditions. from 1993 to 2010, she was affiliated with the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California, where she was a vocal coach and the coordinator of the voice and vocal accompanying program under the directorship of Marilyn Horne. She was appointed to the CIM faculty in 1986.
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CIM@CMA | Music in the Galleries
April 1, 2015, 6:00 pm
Cleveland Museum of Art
Students from CIM and the CWRU early music program present a wide range of repertoire in this series of early evening performances. To make your evening even more musical, attend the 8pm CIM Orchestra Concert at Severance.
Presented in collaboration with the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Case Western Reserve University Music Department.
Cleveland Museum of Art | 11150 East Blvd, University Circle
Preparatory: Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony Concert
April 1, 2015, 7:00 pm
Perry High School, 4325 Manchester Ave., Perry, OH
Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony II – Concert Winds
Daniel Crain, conductor
Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony II – Symphonic Winds
Melissa Lichtler, conductor
Perry High School Symphonic Band
Bradley Hruska, conductor
Orchestra | CIM@Severance
April 1, 2015, 8:00 pm
Cleveland Institute of Music OrchestraJaime Laredo, conductorShen Lu, piano