"I will have my throat open, I will have my heart open, and I will be vulnerable."
Kori Jennings is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has trained and performed all over the United States. She has received advanced degrees in performance and vocal pedagogy from Baldwin-Wallace University-Conservatory, Duquesne University, and most recently, her Doctor of Musical Arts from Louisiana State University. Her years of teaching at universities and private arts academies has produced students who have been featured in national tours, off-Broadway shows, cruise lines, and with regional opera companies and theaters. A majority of her students are continuing their studies in major conservatories and schools including Cincinnati College – Conservatory of Music, Baldwin-Wallace University – Conservatory, Oklahoma University, University of Michigan, and Boston Conservatory.
Kori Jennings is dramatic mezzo-soprano and is an active performer of opera, musical theatre, and concert repertoire. Companies she has performed with include Opera Birmingham, Nevada Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, and Opéra Louisiane along with performing cabaret shows throughout the country.
Sought after as an up and coming teacher of belt, legit, and classical singing, Kori is currently accepting new students.
As a voice teacher, I pride myself on being a diagnostician who works closely with every student to analyze their personal vocal challenges. I see each vocal issue as an opportunity to enhance positive and healthy growth as a singer. To this end, I strive to create a supportive environment for my students. The voice is a highly personal instrument, and requires a trusting environment in which to grow. This is why I view the teacher/student relationship as a partnership.
Above all, I want to inspire students to be honest performers, to whom audience members can relate. Singers must be able to connect music, text, and vocal technique, all while maintaining a healthy and free vocal production. Acting and interpretive skills, musical styles, and foreign language diction are also fully explored and cultivated in my studio. My desire is for the students' true vocal artistry to emerge and as their individuality flourishes, their ultimate career potential is realized.
In Partnership With...
Kyle LeMaire: Acting Coach
I grew up in the very small town of Abbeville, Louisiana with a very strong cajun heritage. When I was 16, I was introduced to theatre and my life changed instantly. A year later I had packed my bags and was ready to attend Northwestern State University and pursue a degree in Theatre. With a few bumps and bruises along the way, I was immersed into a world of education and the arts. When I decided to major in theatre, I had no idea what I was going to find, what path I was going to take, or where I would end up. What I have found was an amazing community that multiplies wherever I go. Since graduating I have been able to perform, direct, and teach across the country. I have met incredibly talented people who have not only helped me grow my creativity, but have taught me how to be a better human being. It has led me to obtain my Masters in Fine Arts Degree at The New School for Drama where I was able to study with the likes of Cotter Smith, Ron Leibman, Karen Ludwig, Casey Biggs, Stephen Fried, Julie Boyd, and Kathryn Rossetter.