The Vocal Arts Institute, founded and directed by Ms. Jennifer Randall M.M. and located in Ashburn, VA, welcomes singers and actors of all ages, abilities, & genres/styles of music in the greater Baltimore/Washington area who are looking for a versatile course consisting of proper and healthy vocal technique (opera/musical theatre/classical/pop/contemporary), music reading/theory education, acting coaching, private lessons, group classes, master classes with casting agents and vocal/acting coaches, college audition prep, & vocal/acting/musical theatre audition prep. The goal is for TVAI students to achieve a significantly higher level of skill, professionalism, emotional maturity, work ethic, artistic expression & confidence upon completion of the course.
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Ms. Jennifer Randall has so much to offer the local voice and acting community. She simultaneously nurtures, pushes, motivates and mentors; something that not all teachers are capable of doing. She has had much success with students who face different challenges including depression, eating disorders, etc., and the way she adapts with her students needs and continuously offers new opportunity is what sets her apart from other vocal/acting teachers.
JENNIFER RANDALL M.M.
DIRECTOR / FOUNDER / OWNER / VOCAL INSTRUCTOR
Ms. Randall is a Dramatic Mezzo-Soprano who earned her Masters in Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Houston in Houston, Texas. She earned her Bachelor’s in Music Performance from Shenandoah University Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia. She has traveled the world performing and was fortunate enough to have sung at the Kennedy Center many times, as well as having sung in Italy for the late John Paul II under the baton of the Grammy award winning conductor Robert Shafer. She has been heard in many operettas and operas in the Washington, DC area including Pirates of Penzance and H.M.S. Pinafore with Loudoun Lyric Opera, The Mikado with The Washington Savoyards, Don Carlo and Cavalleria Rusticana with The Repertory Opera Theater of Washington. Outside of the DC area she has also starred in A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Hyppolita, Miss Havisham’s Fire as Sarah Pocket, The Consul as The Mother, The Love For Three Oranges as Smereldina, The Medium as Baba, Albert Herring as Florence, and Hansel and Gretel as The Witch.
The finest voice of the evening was that of contralto Jennifer Randall. As Katisha she lit up the stage, commanding attention in all of her scenes. Ms. Randall is one of the finest Katishas I have ever seen. She would be ideal in any number of the G&S contralto roles. - The Classical Music Network
Ms. Randall has also been awarded as a stage actress receiving The Spirit Award as a Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the stage play Naked By the River. She has also had lead roles in several professional musical theater productions, including Children of Eden as Eve, South Pacific as Bloody Mary, Once on This Island as Asaka, and Baby the Musical as Lizzie Fields. Ms. Randall has been the recipient of many scholarships and grants and was a Metropolitan Opera Council Regional Finalist at the young age of 21. She was also a finalist in the Palm Beach Atlantic Opera Competition and a winner of several NATS competitions, the Shenandoah Concerto Competition, and the Bay View Concerto Competition. She was an apprentice artist at the Bay View Summer Music Festival, the Mid-Atlantic Summer Music Program, and Des Moines Metro Opera. The Houston Chronicle deemed her “a musically interesting and well-sustained singer.”
In addition to Ms. Randall’s singing career, she has also shined as a stage director. She has directed the musicals, Seussical, Dear Edwina, and Schoolhouse Rock and the opera productions, L’elisir d’amore, Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci. Ms. Randall was the Co-Artistic Director for several years at The Repertory Opera Theater of Washington with tenor Michael Rainbow. She is currently residing in the Washington, DC area working as a professional soloist, actress, teacher, recording studio coach and successful performing arts business owner.
Ms. Randall teaches voice and acting as the owner of her own prestigious institute for private voice and acting located in Ashburn, VA called The Vocal Arts Institute (TVAI). She trains singers and actors of all ages who would like to pursue the performing arts at the collegiate level and are currently working in the professional performing arts industry. Ms. Randall is passionate about mentorship in the performing arts field and advising others on successful performing arts business ownership skills. She is ecstatic to be joining the MD/DC NATS board this Fall.