2017 Adjudicators

Jennie Such


Jennie SuchSoprano Jennie Such is a member of the Voice Faculty at Western University, and is the Singing Coach at the Stratford Festival where she is currently in her fourth season.

Other Singing Coach credits include Billy Elliot (Toronto production, 2011), and the Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre at the Stratford Festival (2016).

As a singer Jennie’s hallmark is versatility, and her performing career has encompassed the genres of oratorio, opera and musical theatre.  She was most recently the soprano soloist for Handel’s Messiah with the Winnipeg Symphony (2016).  Other performing highlights include: Janine/Ofwarren, The Handmaid’s Tale (Canadian Opera Company); Amor, Orfeo ed Euridice (Opera Atelier); Susanna, Le Nozze di Figaro (Opera Ontario), Johanna, Sweeney Todd (Calgary Opera); Yum Yum, The Mikado (Edmonton Opera); Bianca, The Taming of the Shrew (Pacific Opera Victoria); Sister Sophia, The Sound of Music (Mirvish Productions).

A featured soloist in live national and international radio broadcasts, Jennie’s performances have been heard on the CBC, BBC and MDR (Germany).  Her recordings include Israel in Egypt (Naxos), Earth Chants (CBC Records) and The Contract (The National Ballet of Canada Orchestra).

Jennie holds an Honours Bachelor of Music degree in Performance from Western University, and three ARCM (PG) Diplomas in Concert Singing and Opera Studies from The Royal College of Music (U.K).  Other postgraduate study includes a young artist residency with the COC Ensemble and the Vancouver Opera Company Young Artist Programme.

Jennie has received grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council, the USC Teaching Excellence “Honour Roll” Award (Western University, 2014/15), and the Tyrone Guthrie Award (Stratford Festival, 2016).