Biography

Jennifer Bryant Pedersen, soprano, maintains an active schedule as a soloist and teacher throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern region. Her performance highlights include, a cabaret performance with Ricky Ian Gordon, Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra and Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus with the Birmingham Music Club. In 2015, Jennifer performed the role of Daphne Colgate in the world premiere of Gregory Vayda’s Georgia Bottoms with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra and the role of Margot in Romberg’s operetta The Desert Song with Birmingham Music Club.  In past years, she performed roles with Opera Birmingham, most recently, Suor Genovieffa in Suor Angelica and Second Lady in Die Zauberflöte. Other roles include Fiordiligi in Cosi fan Tutte under the baton of maestro Andy Anderson (Mobile Opera), Nedda in Pagliacci, Casilda in The Gondoliers, Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring, Mary Warren in The Crucible, Mme. Silberklang in Der Schauspieldirektor, and Pernille in the South Carolina premiere of John Duke’s Captain Lovelock. Jennifer has appeared as a soprano soloist in the complete version of Handel's Messiah and Bach’s B minor Mass with members of the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra.  

Jennifer was a semi-finalist in the 2013 NFMC Biennial Young Artist Competition in Greenville, South Carolina. In addition, she was the 2010 and 2014 NATS Artist Award winner for the state of Alabama, and was a 2010 and 2012 finalist in the National Opera Association (NOA) Collegiate Opera Scenes Competition under Dr. Paul Houghtaling.

She is currently an Assistant Professor of Voice at Mars Hill University outside Asheville, North Carolina.

Reviews

"Bryant’s rich, fine-spun soprano projected nicely through the 500-seat theater."

— Die Fledermaus,  Birmingham Music Club,  June 2016

Michael Huebner, artsBHAM.com

"Alabama’s opera community was beautifully represented by Jennifer Bryant in the role of Daphne Colgate. Her swoopy expressions of cosmic cluelessness were exactly what the character needed."

— Georgia Bottoms, Huntsville Symphony, February 2015

Carl Carter, Alabama Public Radio