Jen Townsley, M.M.
Instructor of Voice Music
Jen Townsley is a professional voice instructor and soprano currently based in Kansas City. Originally from New York, Townsley holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia, a master’s degree in Vocal Performance from Texas Tech University, and is currently working towards her doctoral degree in Vocal Performance at the University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory of Music.
She has worked as a voice instructor for the past four years at Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy in Dallas, Texas. Her students there have excelled in placement auditions for All-State Choirs, college music programs, and leading and supporting roles in DFW area musicals. Townsley also specializes in vocal pedagogy and stagecraft to ensure that her students can become creative, expressive and healthy vocalists. Previous directing and management credits include Moonlight Musicals’ "The Phantom of The Opera" (assistant stage manager) and "Sister Act: The Musical" (stage manager), Atlantic Music Festival’s 'Dido and Aeneas' (assistant director) and selected opera scenes (director), and Cedar Rapids Opera Theater’s production of Menotti’s "The Telephone" (director, and Lucy). Townsley is also passionate about community outreach programs geared toward providing musical opportunities for underserved communities. She is currently on the National Association of Teachers of Singing Fellowship Committee, which is creating fellowships for young aspiring singers from low-income families to have access to private voice lessons, music supplies and competitions.
- State University of New York at Fredonia
- Texas Tech University