Jennifer Dowd (Soprano) is in great demand as a solo performer, actress, producer and teacher. A native of Texarkana, Texas, Mrs. Dowd maintains a large studio of private voice students of all ages in addition to her duties as Director of Vocal Music and Drama at Caddo Middle Magnet Performing Arts School. Her private vocal studio boasts of many regional and state pageant winners, national theatrical and vocal competition winners, professional vocalists, as well as many emerging artists.
She holds degrees in vocal performance from Centenary College of Louisiana (B.M.-Vocal Performance) and Oklahoma City University (M.M.- Vocal Performance- Honors) and has taught music courses at several colleges including Centenary College. She is a certified, licensed K-12 instructor in the state of Louisiana with over 25 years of teaching experience.
Among other honors and awards, Ms. Dowd was a National Finalist at The Young Artist Competition at Carnegie Hall, Semi-Finalist in the 2006 and 2007 Shreveport Opera Singer of the Year vocal competitions and was recognized for her academic instruction in the 2006-2007 edition of Who's Who Among American Educators.
She has starred regionally in operas with the Oklahoma City and Shreveport Operas, in addition to many other solo and ensemble appearances throughout the nation. She has appeared in roles such as Musetta in La Bohème, Martha Jefferson in 1776, Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflote, Norina in Don Pasquale, Mrs. Nordstrom in A Little Night Music, and Mrs. Mullin in Carousel. Ms. Dowd is known as an artist who easily vascilates between opera, music theater and Jazz genres.
Ms. Dowd has produced and directed a number of regional shows including several for KMSS, the Ark-La-Tex Fox Network affiliate, for their Songs of the Season and Gleeful Christmas telecasts.
Ms. Dowd is also known as an avid arts advocate and is the Founder/President of ., a non-profit dedicated to vocal arts.