With Simone Moore & Christopher Nakatani, UBC Summer Vocal Workshop after final concert

 

 

 

 

 


Staging rehearsal, UBC Summer Vocal Workshop

 

 

 

 

 

UBC Summer Vocal Workshop

 

 

 

 

 


With Jason Ferrante, UBC Summer Vocal Workshop

 

 

 

 

 


UBC Summer Vocal Workshop, on break in the rose garden

 

 

 

 

 


With Simone Moore & Sam Siegel, UBC Summer Vocal Workshop

Teaching

 

Teaching Positions

Co-Director Bay Area Vocal Academy (BAVA), 2016 - present

Vocal Faculty (Private Voice Teacher), Sonoma State University, 2015 - present

Head Teacher, Co-Director and Artistic Administrator,
University of British Columbia Summer Vocal Workshop, 2010 - present

Artist in Residence, San Francisco School of the Arts, 2013 - present

Private Vocal Studio, 2010 - present

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Master Classes

Guest Masterclass Teacher, San Francisco Girls Chorus, November 2015 and March 2016

Guest Masterclass Teacher, University of Alaska at Anchorage, March 2015

Guest Masterclass Teacher, Langley School of Music, March 2011 & March 2013

Guest Masterclass Teacher, University of British Columbia, March 2011 & 2012

Guest Masterclass Teacher, Curtis Institute of Music, December 2008

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Selected Professional Honors and Service Activities

NATS Competition Judge, 2016

NATS Competition Judge, 2015

Kiwanis Music Festival Judge, 2013

Metropolitan Opera Semi-Finalist, 2008

Mario Lanza Competition Winner, 2005

Canada Council for the Arts Grant, 2006

Vancouver Opera Guild Award, 2006

CBC Debut Recital Winner, 2006

Vancouver Women's Music Society Award, 2004 

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Education

San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow, 2006-2008

San Francisco Opera Merola Program, 2004 & 2005

The Curtis Institute of Music, Diploma in Opera Performance, 2006

The University of British Columbia, Master of Music, 2004

The University of British Columbia, Bachelor of Music, 2002

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Student Acceptances

Chapman University
Cincinnati College of Music
DePaul University
Ithaca
Lamont School of Music
Lawrence University
Loyola
McGill
Oberlin
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Sarah Lawrence
Simpson College
University of British Columbia
University of Colorado (Denver and Boulder)

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Student Testimonials: 

”I chose to study with Rhoslyn Jones at the UBC Summer Vocal Workshop because she was someone who I could trust to give me the tools to become a better singer. Rhoslyn was knowledgable about the repertoire I brought to our lessons, and was able to give me suggestions for future repertoire. Rhoslyn created a very relaxed and non-judgmental environment and was able to address the areas in my voice that I needed to work on and give me the tools in order to become a better singer. She was able to teach me so much in such a little time and she created such a positive environment. She had a positive impact on my singing because after lessons with Rhoslyn, I felt technically stronger in my singing and had a lot more confidence which is essential for a singer.“
— Tamar Simon - UBC Graduate

”I met Rhoslyn at the San Francisco School of the Arts and I have been studying with her for almost two years. Singing is a very vulnerable art, but Rhoslyn makes lessons very comfortable, funny, and productive. She has helped my voice grow tremendously as well as my confidence as a performer. Rhoslyn always looks out for opportunities for her students, and encourages participation in competitions, extra voice recitals, and college auditions. She is very supportive and just wants to see her students shine! Rhoslyn was so incredibly helpful in the college audition process. She helped me prepare four contrasting songs and  held "mock auditions" so we could practice and be fully prepared for these stressful auditions. In addition to being an amazing teacher, she's a great friend and I love her so much!“
— Marika Stuurman, SOTA Graduate and UC Santa Cruz Freshman Voice Major

”I chose to study with Rhoslyn over other voice teachers because of her extensive knowledge and care for her students. She delivers criticism really well, and doesn't say anything in a mean way. If there's something that needs improving, she tells you exactly how to improve it and she does it in a very kind way without hurting your feelings. She asks about my day/life/just how things are going. She offers help and advice whenever she can and is genuinely concerned about her students’ musical lives. She supports her students tremendously throughout school, the college application process, etc. She makes her students feel at ease and comfortable talking to her about anything. She knows so much about music. She has a wide range of students she works with and all of them sound great and unique. My favorite thing about my lessons with Rhoslyn are her compliments on how much I've improved. That really makes me feel good about myself. I can hear the change and improvement in my voice whenever I sing and I know it's because of working with Rhoslyn. She is a teacher, mentor, and friend all in one. Roz is the best!“
— Momo Yamamoto, Current San Francisco School of the Arts Senior

”I first met Rhoslyn at the Kiwanis Music Festival where she was my adjudicator. She encouraged me to attend the UBC Summer Vocal Workshop, and I am so glad that I did. Studying with Rhoslyn has been a pleasure. She understands the voice extremely well. Every lesson, I took away something new. Her teaching style is approachable, engaging, and fun. Her energy is contagious, and her fresh approach to the voice is phenomenal. Studying classical voice with a young singer is one of the greatest ways to learn. Rhoslyn understands both my technical instrument and my development as she was once in my shoes. Her experience is unparalleled and her talent is a gift. My favourite thing about our lessons is her ability to be both professional and fun! In a half an hour lesson I feel like I've grown as a singer. Without a doubt I can say that Rhoslyn has positively affected both my singing and my life. Without her guidance, I wouldn't have been nearly as prepared for my University auditions. Everything she teaches simply makes sense. The adjustments I've been working on for a year come easily after a few lessons with her. Rhoslyn is a vivacious, caring, and passionate singer and teacher. She truly cares about her students potential and success. Any student would be lucky to have the opportunity to study with her.“
— Nicole Moretto, Current UBC First Year Voice Major

"I've only had coachings with Rhoslyn and, for me, she has been invaluable to my development thus far. I chose to work with Rhoslyn over others because of her incredible attention to detail, support, and her warmth. She is truly the most generous people I've ever had the immense honor of calling a mentor and friend. (Oh and of course the scones, carol Channing, and diet coke)

The first word that comes into mind when I think of Rhoslyn is warmth. As soon as you enter her studio you feel a sense of welcome. Intuition. Rhoslyn has impeccable intuition. She is so in touch with how her students are feeling throughout the lesson/coaching that she knows exactly how to approach each individual with care. Another word that I would use to describe Rhoslyn would be precision. The way she is able to communicate with students is direct and to the point.

My favorite part about working with Rhoslyn is how much we laugh. We're always able to laugh and have an enriching experience at the same time. 

I can not convey how much this incredible woman has done for me. Not only do I have a much more in-depth concept of my my own abilities but I know myself as a person much more now than I did before working with Rhoslyn. She's able to tap into the root of what it means to be a singer and a person. 

If you are given the chance to work with Rhoslyn; do it. You will not find someone who is more dedicated to your success or generous."
— Daniel Illig, Current Sophomore at University of Cincinnati - College-Conservatory of Music

"Rhoslyn was recommended to me by the head of the voice program at SOTA, and after our first lesson I knew that she would be able to help me immensely. Rhoslyn's teaching style is individually tailored to each student. She doesn't have a one size fits all method, which is so important considering how no two voices are exactly alike and not everyone learns in the same way. She's excellent at communicating information in the way that she feels is most beneficial for each individual student. Rhoslyn is extremely supportive. She will work you hard and stretch you so you are the best that you can be, but she is always kind in doing so. Her criticisms are always constructive and I have never left a lesson with Rhoslyn feeling discouraged.  Rhoslyn is not only an incredibly gifted singer, but a gifted teacher. It's easy to just be a good singer and not know how to impart your wisdom, but with Rhoslyn she has the ability to make everyone their best self. In addition, Roz is one of the smartest people I know, and she is amazing at working with young voices. I always have a blast working with Rhoslyn. She knows what she's doing and she's extremely capable and efficient while still creating a fun rehearsal atmosphere. If it was not for Rhoslyn I would not be where I am today, she has had an extremely positive impact on my life, both musically and personally."
— Shana Marshall, Current Sophomore at Champan University