An Arkansas native, mezzo-soprano Jade Espina is a voice teacher and classical singer
in the Boston area. In addition to classical music, she regularly teaches the styles of
music theatre, pop and jazz. Ms. Espina recently earned her Master of Music in Voice
Performance from Boston University under the tutelage of Penelope Bitzas. She holds a
Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance and Bachelor of Music Education-Choral
Emphasis from the University of Colorado- Boulder, where she earned her Initial
Colorado Teaching Licensure in K-12 Music Education. She has performed with multiple
summer music programs such as the Miami Music Festival Apprentice Program,
Chicago Summer Opera, Up North Vocal Institute, Music & Performing Arts
Renaissance in the XXI Century Study Abroad Program in Florence, Italy, CU Boulder
New Opera Workshop with Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer, and Brevard Music Festival.
She is currently a Virtual Artist-in-Residence with Due Donne Productions and
Promenade Opera Project. Ms. Espina is also on the Vocal and Piano staff at 77 Arts
Academy.. This fall, she is looking forward to starting her first year of full-time teaching
with Framingham Public Schools as a general music and strings elementary teacher!