About Jason Baldwin
As an active performer and college professor, Jason Badwlin sees “first hand” what skills are relevant to the current marketplace and shares that knowledge with his students. Jason believes that every student is unique, and that each student needs a secure, caring, and inspiring learning space in which they can grow musically and beyond. His goal is to guide students to a much richer understanding of music and to motivate them to master their performance skills to achieve their aspirations, so that together they can set goals toward their success.
Jason earned his Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from CU-Boulder in 1998. He was then a participant in the select Young Artist programs at Opera Colorado, Utah Opera, and Opera Theatre of St. Louis. That training launched his professional performing career which has now spanned more than 20 years performing with numerous American opera companies, symphonies, and choruses. Jason’s extensive teaching experience includes Affiliate Professor of Voice at MSU-Denver (2016-present), University of Denver (2018), and teaching assistant at CU-Boulder (1999). During his teaching career, Jason has enjoyed helping many students develop an understanding of better singing technique, whether it be for classical, music theater or mariachi. He is a Touring and Teaching Artist for Central City Opera (2000-present) and served on the voice faculty for Emerald City Opera Institute. During his performing career he has continued his own voice studies with NYC teachers including: Patricia Misslin, Mark Oswald, and Bill Schuman.
Some of his favorite roles/performances include: Rodolfo in La bohème, Don José in Carmen, Tybalt in Roméo et Juliette, Father Grenville in Dead Man Walking, Arcadio in Florencia en el Amazonas, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, and Adolfo Pirelli in Sweeney Todd. He has performed with Utah Opera, Opera Colorado, Central City Opera, Utah Lyric Opera, Amarillo Opera, Asheville Lyric Opera, Opera Theatre of the Rockies, Austin Lyric Opera, and Opera Fort Collins, to name a few. On the concert stage he has worked with the Utah Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Saint Louis Philharmonic, Greeley Philharmonic, Colorado Springs Symphony, Tucson Symphony, and the Colorado Music Festival.
Originally from NC, Jason has lived in Boulder since 1994, with his wife, Beth, and two children, who are both college sophomores- at the University of Puget Sound (Kendall) and Santa Clara University (Clayton).