Jeremy Reger comes to the voice department as vocal coach at the senior instructor level after holding the position of director of keyboard studies and collaborative arts at Christopher Newport University in Virginia. The international performer and educator says although the natural beauty of the region was a big draw, in the end it was the passion of the students and faculty at the College of Music that led him here.
“There’s something special going on here,” says Reger. “The exceptional, creative, inspiring community created between faculty and students is palpable, and it’s very exciting to be a part of it.”
Teaching and mentorship are Reger’s true passions and he’s worked with some of the top vocal performers and coaches in the country, including at the Minnesota Opera, Indiana Opera Theater, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Ann Arbor Opera. In summer 2014 he was a coach and performer at the Opera Studio de Recife in Brazil. Reger has also been on the faculty of Music Academy of the West, and worked for Virginia Opera. A strong supporter of local arts organizations, he has also played with the Virginia Symphony, the Williamsburg Symphonia and the Cantabile Singers Art Song Project.
After traversing the western hemisphere, Reger says the University of Colorado was a natural choice for his next artistic adventure. “It’s in the intersections of many art forms. How fortunate that we can see all the arts on display, working to create a great artistic community in Boulder."
And of course, you can’t discount the scenery.
“I think it will be thrilling to take inspiration from the amazing surroundings in Boulder to help keep the repertoire passionate and vital.”
Reger holds degrees from Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and the University of Michigan.