When Jennifer Gordon began her college search, she looked for someplace beautiful, close to home and with a strong academic reputation. She found everything she wanted, and more, at Wittenberg.
Many years of playing piano led her to consider a minor in music, but Gordon soon discovered that she could really sing. The soprano will graduate with a vocal performance major.
“Our instructors nurture students. They bring you out slowly and let you emerge at your own pace.”
Gordon’s campus performances included a year with the Wittenberg Choir, four years with the Chamber Choir, a role in the music and theatre departments’ collaboration of My Fair Lady, three years with the opera studio and singing the Wittenberg “Alma Mater” at Opening Convocation for two years. She also sang “Queen of the Night,” from the first act of Mozart’s Magic Flute at the Wittenberg Opera Studio Scene Performance in April.
Gordon also studied opera in Milan, Italy, for a semester, and she studied opera and art song for a summer in Quebec, Canada. She has been invited to return to Italy to audition for her master’s degree at the Conservatorio Verdi.
“We sopranos are a dime a dozen,” Gordon said. “I’ve learned you have to go for it, and I’m going to try out for minor roles with the Dayton Opera this summer.”