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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