Jamie Balter

Jamie B.

Tallahassee, FL

About Jamie B.

Background check: Last verified 06/06/2016
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Jamie teaches: Ages 1 to 18
Teaching since: June 2010
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Overview

Soprano Jamie Balter returned to the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival as Marcellina in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and La Chatte/L’Écureuil in Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges. A National Semfinalist of the New York Lyric Opera Theatre Competition and The American Prize in Voice, Ms. Balter began the 2016 season as a guest artist in From Heidelberg to Hanover, where she performed Strauss’ Four Last Songs in addition to selections from Lohengrin, Der Freischütz, and Tannhäuser with Lyric Opera Baltimore Artistic Director, James Harp. She was a young artist at the Russian Opera Workshop where she covered Zemfira in Rachmaninoff’s Aleko and the title role in an abridged version of Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet. In the 2015 season, Ms. Balter made her company debut with the Hawai'i Performing Arts Festival as Second Lady in its production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, a role she recently performed to great acclaim with Chicago Summer Opera. Her other engagements have included appearances with the Harrower Opera Workshop, where she covered the role of Alice in Verdi’s Falstaff and sang Countess in selections from Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. Ms. Balter joined James Harp in An Evening of Opera & Song, in June 2015, where she headlined a diverse program featuring works by Gluck, Schubert, Mozart, Wagner, and Blitzstein. 

Ms. Balter holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. During her tenure, she appeared with the award-winning Frost Opera Theatre in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Daugherty’s Jackie O, and Puccini’s Suor Angelica. In addition, Ms. Balter performed in scenes from Die Walküre (Sieglinde); Cosi fan tutte (Fiordiligi); Turn of the Screw (Mrs. Grose); Dido and Aeneas (Dido); The Fairy Queen (Mopsa); La Bohème (Musetta); and L’Amico Fritz (Caterina), among others.

Ms. Balter has been invited to perform in masterclasses with Benita Valente, Carleen Graham, Thor Eckert, Susan Shiplett Ashbaker, Andreas Mitisek, Indra Thomas, Jason Ferrante, and Lisa Reagan Love. She has coached extensively with Caren Levine, and is currently a student of Justin John Moniz. 

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Vier letzte Lieder

Education

Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance

Aug 2011 - May 2015
University of Miami

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

National Semifinalist

Aug 2016
The American Prize in Voice

National Semifinalist

Apr 2016
New York Lyric Opera Theatre Competition

Affiliations

Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ)

Apr 2012
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Sigma Alpha Iota is a professional International Music Fraternity for women. Formed to uphold the highest standards of music and to further the development of music in America and throughout the world, it continues to provide musical and educational resources to its members and the general public.Sigma Alpha Iota operates its own national philanthropy, Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc.

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11 Reviews on Jamie B.

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Sophia Feb 25, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Loved her!! My daughter is 5 years old very high spirited and she really knew how to keep her attention. Can't wait until her next lesson!! Happy mommy!
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Melissa E. Jan 20, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Nice, professional, great energy! My daughter loved her from the minute they started her first class. She is very patient and makes the class really enjoyable.
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Mela V. Jan 20, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
First lesson was great, can't wait to continue!
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CARIDAD R. Oct 27, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Today was my daughter's first lesson with Jamie. She was totally delighted!!! Jamie made her feel very comfortable and wishing more time together. Jamie is very professional and knowlegeable. I'm very glad I choose her and I recommend her to anybody.
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Monica F. Oct 2, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Jamie is an amazing instructor. She is very professional and takes the time to give me encouragement. I recommend her highly.
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Aliki N. Sep 30, 2015
Piano
Ms. Jamie is everything that embodies a wonderful and professional piano teacher. My child adores her and is learning so quickly. Aways enthusiastic for the next class.
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Mia Aug 15, 2015
Opera Voice · In studio
Very helpful in fixing technique problems and finding repertoire . Friendly and easy to work with. Good piano skills. Smart and knows a lot about opera.
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Lovell Aug 11, 2015
Classical Voice · In studio
Jamie was a very patient mentor, and incredibly easy to work with! She had a strong, positive energy that really helped make a strong connection. Her techniques are sound, and the way she explains them is easy to follow and, more often than not, quite fun!
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Kayla Aug 6, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
Jamie was my voice teacher for two summers and I really grew through all the lessons I had with her. I also really enjoyed the time I spent working with her and felt very comfortable being around her. Jamie worked very hard to make me a better singer and performer. She stretched by range and improved many other aspects of my voice and performing. She also was able to greatly expand my repertoire. When beginning my lessons with Jamie I did not have much experience with singing songs that were not musical theatre. During my lessons with Jamie I continued to sing musical theatre pieces, as well as songs from many other genres. Through my lessons I was able to become a much better all around performer. I strongly recommend Jamie to anyone looking for a voice teacher!
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Jennifer Aug 6, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
Jamie taught my middle school aged daughter voice lessons for two consecutive summers. She is knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and makes people feel very comfortable. They worked on basic technique, and studied music from various genres. The lessons were always tailored to meet my daughter's unique interests and needs. I would recommend Jamie as a voice teacher with no hesitation!!
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