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.

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.”



A former student of CHSMA Director Sharon Szymanski, Lauren spent many years participating in our programs as a student. Now a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, with a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance and Drama, she is thrilled to be back as a teacher helping other young singers. While she loves performing operatic roles, she is equally at home with musical theater repertoire and has performed leading roles with The Durham Savoyards and the Raleigh Little Theater among others.

She is also comfortable working with contemporary vocal styles (pop, country, R&B, etc.) and enjoys working with students of all ages.  Ms. Hussey believes that making all students comfortable first and finding out what engages them is the key to helping them grow as singers and musicians.