Jay White | Kent State University

Jay White

Jay White

Jay White

Countertenor Jay White has been hailed by the press as “most impressive”, “displaying beauty and flexibility”, and “a voice with a full measure of passion.”  He has enjoyed a variety of performing experiences ranging from the works of Bach to Britten appearing with such ensembles as the Washington Bach Consort, the Folger Consort and Santa Fe Pro Musica as well as with members of the Smithsonian Players, Tafelmusik, and the Seattle and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestras.  Sought after as an interpreter of medieval, renaissance and baroque repertoire, he has appeared at national and international early music festivals and has sung under the batons of Christopher Hogwood, Nicholas McGegan, Donald Burrows and Bruno Weil.

Dr. White sang eight seasons with the internationally acclaimed ensemble, Chanticleer, with whom he traveled to over 40 states and 15 foreign countries, appeared in such venues as Chicago's Orchestra Hall, Cleveland's Severance Hall, Boston's Symphony Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), the National Theatre of Taipei (Taiwan), performed at the Tanglewood, Ravinia, Interlochen, Schleswig-Holstein, and Brisbane (Australia) Music Festivals, and shared the stage with Frederica von Stade, Dawn Upshaw, Sting, the San Antonio, Atlanta, and Virginia Symphonies, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic.

No stranger to the recording process, Dr. White’s discography includes 14 albums with Chanticleer, including two GRAMMY® Award-winning recordings, and recordings on the Angel/EMI, Focus, New Albion, and Teldec labels.  He has also been heard on National Public Radio and Public Radio International programs such as Harmonia, St. Paul Sunday, Around New York, Weekend Edition Sunday, and Performance Today as well as radio broadcasts in eight foreign countries.

Having received his training at the Early Music Institute at the Jacobs School of Music (IN) and the School of Music at the University of Maryland, Dr. White has taught at the University of Maryland, the University of Delaware, and DePauw University (IN).

In the area of vocal pedagogy and science, Dr. White has presented a session at the 2009 Voice Symposium in Philadelphia, the 2008 NATS National Conference in Nashville, and a poster paper at the 2006 NATS National Conference in Minneapolis as well as attending workshops and conferences on the subjects.  He is also an alumnus of the 2007 NATS Intern Program at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.

In 2011, Dr. White joined the faculty at the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University (OH) as an Associate Professor of Voice where he maintains a voice studio of  Classical Voice and Musical Theatre Majors.

Job Title

Voice - Professor