Jennie Such enjoys a career as a performer, adjudicator and teacher. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal
Performance from the University of Western Ontario and three
ARCM (PG) Diplomas, two of which specialize in Concert and
Opera Studies, from the Royal College of Music in London, England.
As an emerging artist, Jennie was a member of the Canadian Opera
Company Ensemble and the Vancouver Opera Touring Ensemble.
As a young professional, post graduate training at the Britten Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies, the Banff Centre for the Arts, and the Schubert Institute further honed her performing skills for the professional stage.
Jennie’s diverse career spans the genres of oratorio, opera, recital
and musical theatre. She has sung principal roles with Broomhill
Opera (U.K), Calgary Opera, Edmonton Opera, Opera Atelier,
Pacific Opera Victoria, Opera Ontario, Vancouver Opera, Mirvish
Productions, and the Canadian Opera Company.
As an oratorio soloist, Jennie has performed throughout Canada as well as in Germany and the U.K. On the concert stage Jennie
made her soloist debut with the Vancouver Symphony and the
Vancouver Chamber Choir in Brahms’ Ein Deutches Requiem for
which the Globe and Mail wrote: “Such sang “Ihr habt nun
Traurigkeit” with melting beauty of tone, her silvery instrument
powerfully and movingly conveying the aria’s warmth and sublime
tenderness.” Her live performances have been broadcast on CBC
Radio, MDR (Germany) and the BBC (U.K). She has also
recorded works for CBC Records and the Naxos label.
Jennie is a member of the voice faculties at Wilfrid Laurier
University, Western University, The Birmingham Conservatory for
Classical Theatre (Stratford Festival Young Artists Training
Programme), and is currently in her 6th season at the Stratford
Festival, where she is a member of the coaching staff, and holds
the position of Singing Coach.
As the resident Vocal Coach for the Toronto production of Billy
Elliot, Jennie worked extensively with both youth and adult actors
in principal roles. In 2018 she was engaged as the Singing Coach
for The Hockey Sweater, recently mounted at the National Arts
Centre in Ottawa, and directed by Donna Feore with musical direction/composed by Jonathan Monro.
As an adjudicator, Jennie has served for the Ontario Arts Council,
NATS Ontario Vocal Showcases, as well as for the Kiwanis, Lions
and Rotary Music Festivals in both regional and provincial
Awards received include grants from the Ontario Arts Council, the
Canada Council for the Arts, and the USC Teaching Excellence “Honour Roll” Award (Western University, 2014/15). In 2016
Jennie was honoured to be granted a Tyrone Guthrie Award from
the Stratford Festival.