Our Faculty

Jennifer Whitehead is an assistant professor of voice at Ohio Wesleyan University, where she teaches Diction, Voice Methods, and directs music department staged productions, as well as teaching voice. Whitehead is a Columbus, Ohio native and a 2013 graduate of The Ohio State University with a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Voice and Singing Health. She has appeared in both staged and concert works in central Ohio, where recent roles with Opera / Columbus include Kate Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly, Guinevere in Camelot, Papagena in The Magic Flute, and Yum-Yum in The Mikado.  Jennifer has also been extensively involved with the Opera/Columbus education and outreach programs, through which she performed roles in the world premieres of the children’s operas Barefoot and Somebody's Children, as well as Little Red Riding Hood in Little Red's Most Unusual Day. Concert solo performances include engagements with the Davidson University Choral Art Society, (Davidson, NC), Columbus Bach Ensemble, the Columbus Symphony, the Westerville Civic Symphony, the internationally-renowned Carpe Diem String Quartet, and the orchestras and choirs at the Ohio State University, Kenyon College, Otterbein University, and Denison University.  Dr. Whitehead is a frequent lecturer on vocal health and practice strategies for singers. She resides in Westerville, Ohio with her husband and daughter.  

Voice

Dr. JENNIFER WHITEHEAD

*Winter Registration Begins Monday, January 13, 2020

Music Theory 1

Online Presenter: Emily Lapisardi

*This 10-week course provides an overview of the foundational components of music including notation, intervals, key signatures, harmonic analysis and realization, and figured bass. Students will have access to 10 weekly lectures on the course material. They will also receive individual feedback from the instructor on tests and quizzes and may contact the instructor as needed by email, phone, or Skype.

Start date: February 24, 2020; Holy Week break April 5-12

Cost: $750

Music Theory 2

Online Presenter: Emily Lapisardi

*This 10-week course builds upon the fundamental skills and concepts explored in Theory 1. Topics include: harmonic analysis, seventh chords, harmonization of melodies, transposition, modulation to closely related keys, non-harmonic tones, modes and neumes, basics of counterpoint and musical forms. Students will have access to 10 weekly video lectures on the course material. They will also receive individual feedback from the instructor on tests and quizzes and may contact the instructor as needed by email, phone, or Skype.

 

Start date: February 24, 2020; Holy Week break April 5-12

Cost: $750

Applied Lessons

~Organ 

~Voice

~Conducting

~Cantoring

Sacred Music Topics, Skills, and Mentoring

For more specific information, please see our Professional Certifications page or Sacred Skills and Mentoring page. 

*Since our programs are tailored to meet the individual needs of our students, we have found that strategic student-to-teacher pairing is paramount to student success.  As as a necessary part of the registration process, please schedule a phone consultation if you are enrolling in lessons, mentoring, and/or certifications. To better facilitate this process, please provide your phone number on the registration form (or email) and indicate the best times to call.  

For more information and to register for any of these winter offerings, send an email to asacredmusic@gmail.com or fill out the contact form which can be found by clicking on the last page of the website. 

Registration deadline Monday, February 17, 2020 at 5:00 pm

***NOW ACCEPTING CREDIT and DEBIT CARD PAYMENTS

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Faculty and Staff

 

Dr. Jason J. Keefer, Program Director

Organ/Sacred Music Topics                                

Dr. Rebecca Abbott

Organ/Hymnology

Jeremy Bankson

Arranging/Composition

Dr. David Baskeyfield

Organ/Organ Improvisation

Mari Kay Dono

Admissions Director/Cantor Program Liaison

Dr. Richard K. Fitzgerald

Organ/Organ Improvisation

Dr. Jason Hiester

Voice/Conducting

Emily Lapisardi

Music Theory/History of Sacred Music

Steven Nanni

Voice

Rachel Parfenchuk

Voice

Nicholas John Steltzer

Organ

Dr. Jennifer Whitehead

Voice

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