Jill Phillips, mezzo-soprano, is pursuing her doctoral studies in voice at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. In addition to her studies, she teaches private voice lessons at the Wyoming Fine Arts Center in Wyoming, OH.
While in Cincinnati, Jill has performed as the alto soloist with the Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas in Terrace Park, OH, and she sang the alto solos in J.S. Bach's Mass in B minor at Cincinnati’s Christ Church Cathedral. In addition, she performed with the Peoria Bach Festival and was the alto soloist in the Verdi Requiem with Bradley University.
She has worked as a young artist for Opera Saratoga, Des Moines Metro Opera, and Wolf Trap Opera. While at Des Moines Metro Opera, she made her mainstage debut as the Zweite Mägd in the company’s production of Elektra. She has covered the roles of Dido in Dido and Aeneas, Cenerentola in La cenerentola, and Filippyevna in Eugene Onegin. In addition to her young artist work, Jill has performed with Kentucky Opera, NANOWorks Opera, Cincinnati Chamber Opera, and Dayton Opera.
She earned her Master of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, where she sang the roles of Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro, the Old Prioress in Dialogues of the Carmelites, and Baba the Turk in The Rake’s Progress. In addition, she participated in the Opera Fusion: New Works project with CCM and Cincinnati Opera. Jill earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.