Lecturer, Lyric Diction
Soprano Jean Miller Goodheart has performed leading roles in opera, concert and recital throughout the United States. She has performed with Chautauqua Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Tri-Cities Opera, Greater Buffalo Opera and Encompass New Opera Theatre. Her leading roles include Juliette in Romeo and Juliette, Mimi and Musetta in La Boheme, Micaela in Carmen, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, Sandrina in La Finta Giardiniera and Sonia in The Merry Widow. In NYC she was a soloist at Merkin Recital Hall, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and The New York Festival of Song's Education Program. Other performances include the role of Kristel in James MacMillan's Opera Parthenogenesis and Mary in Dave Brubeck's La Fiesta de la Posada with the Dave Brubeck quartet at the University of Buffalo Performing Arts Center. Her most recent awards were several NYSCA grants to bring "Arts Partner" residencies into schools. Previous awards include a career grant from the Shoshana Foundation and awards and scholarships from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Bel Canto Foundation, Chautauqua Institute, New York Singing Teachers Association, Music Academy of the West, Tri-Cities Opera Guild and Manhattan School of Music.
Ms. Goodheart received her BM and MM degree from Manhattan School of Music. She has worked as a teaching artist for Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center Institute and was the Education Director for The New York Festival of Song. She was on the voice faculty at Purchase College Conservatory of Music from 1999-2009. In 2011 she opened her private voice studio in Binghamton, NY. She has served on the grant review panel for The NYS Council on the Arts and is an adjudicator for NYSSMA.