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Jill Pearon (Soprano) holds degrees from the University of Evansville (BMMT, Music Therapy), Southern Methodist University (MM, Voice Performance and MMT, Music Therapy) and the University of Michigan (DMA, Voice Performance and Graduate Certificate, Music Theory Pedagogy) having studied with professionals such as Shirley Verrett, Martin Katz, Lorna Haywood, and Robin Rice. She is an active recitalist of both art song and chamber music with previous performance venues including the Ann Arbor Art Song Festival, the Brave New Works Concert Series (Ann Arbor, MI), SUNY Potsdam, Longy School of Music, St. Lawrence University, University of Evansville, Kenyon College, Southern Methodist University, University of Wisconsin in Whitewater, Onondaga Community College, University of Michigan, Capital University, Ohio State University, and Cedar Valley College. She has enjoyed concert and operatic work with organizations such as the Orchestra of Northern New York, St. Lawrence University Chorus, Trinity Concert Series (Watertown, NY), several ensembles at the Crane School of Music, Toledo Opera, Bay View Music Festival, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, and the Classical Music Festival with performances in Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary. She was a Semifinalist in Montreal's International Czech and Slovak Music Competition, a Finalist for the National Opera Association Competition and has recently received the Distinguished Music Alumnus Award from the University of Evansville. Dr. Pearon is currently on the faculty of the Crane School of Music (SUNY Potsdam) and has previously held faculty positions at Capital University, Kenyon College. She was selected to participate in the 2000 National Association of Teachers of Singing Internship Program where she studied with Shirlee Emmons and has been honored to present Master Classes from Massachusetts to California.