Jennifer Ciobanu completed the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Vocal Performance at the University of North Texas in 2010, where she studied voice with Lynn Eustis. Specializing in African-American Art Song, she was invited to perform and present her doctoral research at the African-American Art Song Alliance Conference in 2012. Ms. Ciobanu is especially fond of Italian repertoire and has spent considerable time in Italy performing in various summer festivals in conjunction with both American and Italian organizations. She was a finalist in the Cagli International Vocal Competition and made her Italian debut as Musetta in La bohème with the Accademia del Teatro in Cagli. 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, the North Texas Wind Symphony, and as a recurring guest artist with the Lone Star Wind Orchestra. Noteworthy roles in her repertoire include Tytania (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and the Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte).  Her experience as a voice teacher is extensive:  she joined the UT Arlington Voice Faculty in 2010 having previously taught at Dallas Christian College, and while living in Bologna, Italy, the Bernstein School of Musical Theater. A lover of Vocal Pedagogy and the true art of singing, Ms. Ciobanu believes that for the young and old alike, a healthy voice begins with a healthy body, the active and stable engagement of that body to support the breath, and freedom throughout to allow for the uninhibited, authentic release of the vocal tone. She strives for this freedom in her own singing and is passionate about sharing it with her students.