Faculty Bio

At home in both the sacred and secular worlds of music, Jacqueline Marx was ordained Cantor at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion's School of Sacred Music in 1997, where she also earned a Master of Sacred Music degree. Jacqueline holds a Bachelor of Music in Voice from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music in Opera from the Boston Conservatory. Besides serving synagogues full-time in her career, she has made significant opera, musical theater and concert stage appearances from Rome to New York City to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Samplings from her opera realm include Dorabella in *Cosi fan Tutte* (Amato Opera; NYC); the Witch and the Mother in a single production of Hansel and Gretel; (AshLawn Opera Festival); Prince Orlovsky in *Die Fledermaus* (M.I.T. Opera Theater - and her favorite drag role); Baba in Menotti's *The Medium* (University of New Mexico Opera Theatre) and both Dame Quickly (Verdi's Falstaff) and Mistress Quickly (Vaughan William's Sir John in Love). Musical Theater experience includes Reno Sweeney in Cole Porter's *Anything Goes* (Quisisana Opera, Maine); Bloody Mary in *South Pacific* (AshLawn) and Aunt Eller in *Oklahoma* (Brevard Music Festival). Cantor Marx has enjoyed forays into operetta such as Katisha in The Mikado (Brevard) and Clotilde in *The New Moon* (Connecticut Operetta). Cantor Marx's teaching experience ranges from classroom music in synagogue religious schools to private voice lessons to Bar and Bat Mitzvah tutorials to conducting children's, teens, and adult choirs. Elsewhere in the Triangle, she is starting up HaZamir NC; North Carolina's local chapter of HaZamir: The Jewish Internatioal High School Choir, whose branches include three dozen chapters nationally and eight in Israel. "I'm so excited about sharing the gift of self-awareness through the storytelling gift of healthy, joyful singing."