Soprano Jennifer Poff, originally from Paducah, Kentucky, has graced the American and international operatic stages with her rich voice and engaging stage presence in such roles as Fiordiligi in Mozart's Cosi fan tutte and Magda in Puccini's La Rondine, and has been praised for her sensitive and powerful appearances as soprano soloist in Handel's The Messiah, and Mozart's Requiem. As a recitalist, she most recently collaborated with Dr. ChoEun Lee as part of the 2016-2017 John Hamm Performing Arts Series at Covenant College, where they presented works by Barber, Poulenc, Joseph Marx, and John Carter. Ms. Poff frequently performs with the Kentucky Opera, and has represented them as a soloist at Downs After Dark at Churchill Downs, and also at several outreach events around the Louisville area. She has trained with some of the most sought-after voice instructors, directors, and coaches in the world today and continues to grow as a versatile performer in varying genres of opera, oratorio, art song, and musical theatre.
Ms. Poff has been a lecturer on the University of Louisville voice faculty and an Adjunct Instructor of Voice at St. Catharine College. Furthermore, she teaches private voice and beginning piano at her own studio, the Derby City Voice Studio in Louisville, Kentucky, and is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). Ms. Poff has a passion tor teaching and for instilling healthy singing techniques in her students, regardless of the genre. She earned her Bachelor of Music in Voice from the University of Louisville, and her Master of Music in Voice from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Ms. Poff is currently working toward completion of her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Voice at CCM.