Weber State University Music Faculty and Staff
Soprano Jennifer Erickson is a dynamic singing actress who possesses a golden yet brilliant voice. Fluent in French, some of Ms. Erickson’s favorite roles include the title character in Massenet’s Cendrillon and Madame Lidoine, the second prioress in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites. Comfortable in many operatic genres, she has also taken the stage recently as Dinah (Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti), Ottavia (Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea), Mozart heriones Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) and Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Mrs. Gleaton (Floyd’s Susannah). She made a splash at the Moab Music Festival as Rebecca in an excerpt from Gerald Elias’ William Grandstaff, a Bridesmaid in the Gilbert and Sullivan favorite Trial by Jury, as well as the Girl in the Trouble in Tahiti trio and the soprano soloist for “Dream with Me” in an all-Bernstein program. On the other side of the proscenium, Ms. Erickson has directed and assistant directed works such as Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti), Falstaff (Verdi), and Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck). Additionally, she has been properties manager for several productions, and has also been involved in creating set pieces and designing and sewing costumes. Ms. Erickson, a member of NATS, teaches private voice from her home studio, and has had students win prestigious NATS auditions at the chapter and regional levels. She has been a guest master clinician for voice studios and choirs at the university level, and for private studios and public schools. During her graduate degrees in Vocal Performance at the University of Utah (DMA, 2015, secondary emphasis: Opera Production; MM, 2010), she taught private voice students, and helped develop a pre-performance voice class curriculum for both majors and non-majors, doing the same for an introductory voice class for instrumental majors. Ms. Erickson’s pride and joy are her husband and four daughters, all of whom sing.