Jamie Woodhull, soprano, originally from Elmhurst, Illinois, received her Master of Music degree in 2011 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee under the instruction of Dr. Connie Haas. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree with High Distinction from the Eastman School of Music in 2007, where she studied with Rita Shane.
Last summer, Jamie made her European debut as Barbarina with the Lyric Opera Studio of Weimar and is looking forward to another summer in Germany with the Studio singing Second Lady and Second Spirit. Later this August, she will be seen as Barbarina with the Vancouver Summer Opera Studio, and she looks forward to covering Frasquita with Verismo Opera in San Francisco in the coming season.
Jamie recently earned Second Prize in the 2013 Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition, and she has been a featured soloist with the Milwaukee Civic Music Association and the Milwaukee Cathedral’s Music for Grand Spaces series.
In 2010, Jamie had the opportunity to work extensively with composer Libby Larsen on her song cycle, Try Me, Good King: Last Words of the Wives of Henry VIII, which she performed as a part of her graduate recital in 2011. Other highlights include singing Fiordiligi and Donna Elvira (Bay Area Summer Opera Theatre Scenes Program), Manon and Violetta (Kalliope Opera), Sadie in Slow Dusk (UWM Opera Theatre), Musetta and Pamina (UWM Opera Theatre and scenes), and Shepherdess in L’enfant (Eastman Opera Theatre). She has also been seen in productions with Mercury Opera Rochester and the Chicago Folks Operetta.
In addition to performing, Jamie has been teaching voice lessons for over 5 years. While at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, she held a position as a TA, teaching voice to non-majors. She also maintained a position on faculty at Brass Bell Music in Milwaukee, WI, and has had a private studio since 2007.
Jamie currently resides with her husband in San Francisco, where she enjoys singing, teaching, cooking, and traveling.