UTA Music Department
700 Greek Row Drive
Room 101 Fine Arts Bldg, Box 19105
Arlington, TX 76019
Meets Tuesday-Thursday, 12:30-1:50 p.m.
The UTA Opera Workshop, under the direction of Dr. Jennifer Ciobanu, offers students valuable performance opportunities and teaches them skills necessary to pursue the crafts of operatic and musical performance in the professional world.
Each fall semester, the class produces a scenes program and in the spring semester a full-length opera or musical. Opera workshop participants frequently benefit from master-classes with guest artists such as Phyllis Richmond, Martha Gerhart and Fort Worth Opera director Darren Keith Woods.
Course registration requires permission of the instructor.
For more information contact Dr. Jennifer Ciobanu, Lecturer in Voice.
Department of Music
Area: Vocal Arts
Office: FA 239
Bio: Jennifer Ciobanu completed the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Vocal Performance at the University of North Texas, where she studied voice with Lynn Eustis. Her performance in UNT's production of Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream was well received, with one critic commenting that he was "especially taken" with her singing in the role of Tytania. Especially fond of Italian repertoire, Dr. Ciobanu has spent considerable time studying in Italy, performing in various summer festivals in conjunction with both American and Italian organizations. She was selected for two consecutive summers as an advanced artist in the Daniel Ferro Vocal Program in Greve-in-Chianti, and made her Italian debut as Musetta in La bohème with the Accademia del Teatro in Cagli. Studying voice with Paolo Vaglieri, she was a finalist in the Cagli International Vocal Competition and has been a soloist in numerous concerts throughout the Le Marche and Toscana regions. She has toured the Czech Republic in a production of Oscar Nedbal's Polenblut with the Americke Jaro Festival, and has been seen by DFW audiences as a soloist with the Orchestra of New Spain and the Lone Star Wind Orchestra. In addition to her experience in the world of classical and operatic singing, Dr. Ciobanu has sung leading roles in musical theatre productions, and while living in Bologna, Italy, taught voice at the Bernstein School of Musical Theatre. In addition to her teaching at UTA, she also teaches Voice at Dallas Christian College.