Praised for “singing handsomely” by the New York Times, Mr. Jason Coffey, Baritone is a graduate of The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he received his degree in Professional Studies in Opera. Following Curtis, he attended the Des Moines Metro Opera James M. Collier Apprentice Artist Program.
His successes consist of many regional, state and national competitions in which he has received placement. Such honors include the Robert Jacobson Memorial Encouragement award in the George London Foundation Competition in 2009. He was also chosen as one of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition District Winners in 2009 and received an Encouragement Award at the Regional Level. He won 6th place in the Junior Division of the Palm Beach Opera 38th Annual Opera Competition in 2006, and he took first prize with the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) College Division – winning the Most Promising Undergraduate Award for three consecutive years (’04-’06), as well as first prize at the Opera Grand Rapids Collegiate Vocal Competition in 2007. Jason also received a Level II Award in The National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA) competition (2004), where he participated in a master class with world-renowned tenor, Placido Domingo.
Jason Coffey is now accepting new students in his voice studio. For more information, and to set up lessons with Jason, contact him. Jason teaches both youth and adults, but students must be 15 or older.