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TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

As a singer, you are surrounded by specialists who serve as your team.  Voice teachers, managers, vocal coaches; all work together to help you sing and perform at your best.  At The Singing Body Clinic, we want to serve as another branch of this team.

We believe in the meritocracy of singing, self-development, and health. These activities are ones that send us on an innate, inward human journey. This journey teaches us the discipline, commitment, and patience necessary for perpetual self-betterment and growth. The profound demands of vocalizing can lead to a richer and more sensitive and thrilling artistry. When our health is used for the benefit of our passions and purposes, it can make us better human beings and artists.

JAY COLWELL

An entrepreneur at heart, Jay Colwell has enjoyed a novel career full of creativity and variety. He has served music and the classical singing industry life-long. In his role at the Singing Body Clinic, he has coached Grammy award-winning and nominated artists, and maintains a coaching roster of singers from the world's leading opera houses including The Metropolitan Opera, LA Opera, Bayerische Opera, The Royal Opera House, San Francisco Opera, and others. He holds degrees in Vocal Performance and nationally recognized certifications in various therapeutic somatic modalities, and has mentored under airway specialist Kathleen Carson, DDS.

Jay is the Founder and Artistic Director of 3340 Recital Series, a charitable organization headquartered in Laguna Beach, California. Credited for its innovative and forward-thinking approach, the 3340 Recital Series brings world-class opera and classical singing to underexposed communities through unique partnerships, collaborations, and hand curated recitals.

Mr. Colwell has also coached talent from Fortune 500 companies with an emphasis on high performance executive coaching, burnout and stress-management. He has provided these professional wellness services to talent from various sectors including physicians and attorneys, as well as individuals from corporations including Amazon, Cisco, Seek Thermal, The Superior Court of Orange County, Everett Dorey, Coast Radiology, Valley Children’s Hospital, and others.

In his personal life, Jay runs full and half marathons and spends time with his family and the most perfect dog Lyla. Jay currently resides in Southern Orange County, California.

OWNER & COACH

jay colwell
jeni houser soprano, singing body clinic, thirty three forty

JENI HOUSER

Opera News lauds Jeni Houser’s performances as “commanding and duplicitous, yet also vulnerable. She has a bright future above the staff.” Ms. Houser has sung leading roles with the Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Wiener Staatsoper, Dallas Opera, Minnesota Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Central City Opera, and more. Sought-after for her interpretation of Königin der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte, the soprano has also sung roles including Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos with Austin Opera and Minnesota Opera; at the latter, she also sang Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, the Charmeuse in Thaïs, and Mrs. Grady in the world premiere of Paul Moravec’s The Shining.

With Madison Opera, she has previously sung Olympia in Les contes d’Hoffmann, Johanna in Sweeney Todd, Anne Egerman in A Little Night Music, and Amy in Adamo’s Little Women. She has sung further performances of Johanna in Sweeney Todd with Mill City Summer Opera and Baltimore Concert Opera. She joined On Site Opera as Susanna in Marcos Portugal’s Le nozze di Figaro in her New York City debut, Odyssey Opera in Boston as Cecily in Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s The Importance of Being Earnest, and Fort Worth Opera as Viv in the premiere of Peters’ Companionship. On the concert stage, she has sung Orff’s Carmina Burana with Madison Symphony, Las Vegas Philharmonic, and Atlanta Ballet and Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem, Haydn’s Creation, and Mozart’s Requiem with Abendmusik: Lincoln (Nebraska).

The soprano won second place at the Nicholas Loren Vocal Competition in 2014. She was a district winner and regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2013 and 2011 after earning an encouragement award in 2010, and was a national semifinalist in the NATS Artist Award Competition in 2010. She holds degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Lawrence University.

SOPRANO & MENTOR

MAILING ADDRESS

1968 S. Coast Hwy #3346,

Laguna Beach CA 92651

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