Jane Edgren, lyric spinto soprano, has performed the leading soprano roles of Violetta in La Traviata, Leonora in Il Trovatore, and Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus. She has appeared as a soprano soloist in concert with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra in Rachmaninoff's The Bells, Mozart's Coronation Mass, and the opera Der Freischütz.
Her private vocal and opera studies in New York City have included work with voice teacher Maria Farnworth, vocal coaching with Benton Hess and Julie Kuipers,acting with Jay Lesenger, as well as classes and seminars at both the Juillard School and at the Manhattan School of Music.
A graduate of the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance, she participated in Master's level courses in vocal pedagogy,oratorio and interpretation of song,as well as language study in French, German and Italian. Jane has been teaching private voice lessons for most of her career, drawing on her rich background of singing various styles of music. She is there to help anyone who has a strong desire to learn to improve their singing, whether they are preparing for a solo career in pop, Broadway, opera, jazz, rock, blues or classical, or opera, or desire to improve their abilities singing in their church, community, or high school choir.
In a voice lesson with Jane, students learn a healthy, consistent and reliable vocal technique, while expanding their vocal range and developing their own musical identity and style. She also offers short-term coaching and preparation for auditions, competitions, Broadway musical performances, and college entrance auditions. In the fall of 2017, Jane published her first book of vocal training, "Sing! 20 Singing Lessons to Improve Your Voice" a curriculum for both voice teachers and self-guided students.