Jennie's career has spanned the genres of oratorio, opera, recital and musical theatre. She is an alumna of Western University and the Royal College of Music (U.K). As an emerging artist she was a young company member with the Vancouver Opera Touring Ensemble, and the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble.
Jennie has sung principal roles with Broomhill Opera (U.K), Calgary Opera, Edmonton Opera, Opera Atelier, Pacific Opera Victoria, Opera Ontario, Vancouver Opera, Mirvish Productions, and the Canadian Opera Company.
As an oratorio soloist Jennie has performed throughout Canada, Germany and the U.K. She has been broadcast on CBC Radio, MDR (Germany) and the BBC (U.K), and has recorded works for CBC Records and the Naxos label.
Teaching and coaching is the cornerstone of Jennie's current musical work. She is a voice instructor at Wilfrid Laurier University, and the singing coach at the Stratford Festival and the
Birmingham Conservatory. 2024 will mark her 11th season with the company.
Additional vocal coaching credits include the Toronto production of Billy Elliot (Mirvish), The Hockey Sweater (NAC), and Opera NUOVA (Edmonton).
This season she will stage direct Opera Laurier's 2023/24 productions.
As an adjudicator Jennie has served for the Ontario Arts Council, and the Kiwanis and Rotary Festival organizations in regional and provincial competitions.
Awards include grants from the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, the USC Teaching Excellence "Honour Roll" Award (Western University) and a Tyrone Guthrie financial gift from the Stratford Festival.