Jillian Krempasky is a lyric mezzo-soprano pursuing a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. She is a student of Ms. Nova Thomas. In 2020, Jillian earned her Bachelor’s of Music degree in Voice Performance from Westminster Choir College of Rider University.
As a classical soloist, Jillian was a First Place category winner at the 2017 New Jersey NATS Festival of Singing Competition. In 2020, she was a Semi-Finalist in the University Division of the American Prize’s Women in Art Song and Oratorio Competition. Her recent career highlights include the roles of La chatte in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges (Shepherd School Opera), Cendrillon in Massenet’s Cendrillon (Westminster Opera Theatre), Hansel in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel (Opera Steamboat OAI), and Dinah in Leonard Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti (Westminster Opera Theatre).
In addition to solo singing, Jillian was a two-year member of Westminster’s Symphonic Choir conducted by Joe Miller. In December 2019, Jillian performed as a concertist in Bach’s Mass in B Minor with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Jillian has also enjoyed sharing classical music within her hometown community. In January 2019 and July 2020, her voice was featured within the Interrupted Silence, vocal ensemble based in the Lehigh Valley, PA.