American tenor Jason Ferrante earned his Master and Bachelor of Music degrees from The Juilliard School where he studied with legendary vocal pedagogue Beverley Peck Johnson and was the recipient of the Alice Tully Voice Scholarship. (1993-2000) Ferrante’s professional training included two Summers as a Filene Young Artist at Wolf Trap where he twice received a Shouse Grant (2005, 2006), two Summers as an opera fellow at Tanglewood (2000, 2001) and three Summers as a member of the Aspen Opera Theater Center. (1996, 1998, 1999)
Praised by Opera News for “singing up a stylish storm” and for getting “the gold star for trills”, Ferrante has appeared in over 70 opera productions and in concert on five continents including performances at New York City Opera, Wolf Trap, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti, Wexford Festival. Tanglewood, Kennedy Center, Ravinia, Juilliard, Guangzhou Opera House,Boston Symphony Orchestra, Alice Tully Hall, Bard Festival, Florida Grand Opera, and with opera companies in Atlanta, Madison, Arizona, Indianapolis, Kentucky, Omaha, Orlando, Palm Beach, Eugene, Dayton, Annapolis, Syracuse, Birmingham, and Boston.
Ferrante has sung with some of the world’s leading conductors including Ozawa, Rudel, Conlon, Slatkin, Nelsons, Maazel, Zinman and Lord. He can be heard on recordings of Meyerbeer’s Les Huguenots and Chabrier’s Le Roi Malgré Lui with the American Symphony Orchestra. He has been heard on PBS, NPR, NHK in Japan, WNYC, WQXR and In 2002, he was a panelist on the Metropolitan Opera Quiz . Ferrante has written for the Juilliard Journal. He has taught and given masterclasses with schools and young artists programs around the U.S.
Ferrante’s students are singing around the world with opera companies
including the Met, Covent Garden, English National Opera, Santa Fe, San Francisco, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Glimmerglass and Wolf Trap. They have been winners in competitions including Operalia, Met National Council,
Zachary Foundation, Sullivan Awards, the George London Foundation and members of young artists programs and students at major conservatories and universities. This season, Ferrante is serving as vocal consultant and voice teacher at the Young Artists Programs at Arizona Opera, Nashville Opera and Florida Grand Opera. In 2015, he is a national panelist and guest master teacher for YoungArts. In addition to his active performing and teaching schedule, Ferrante maintains a limited number of private studio hours in Miami and New York City.
Twyla Robinson, soprano
"I have worked with some of the best ears in the business, and no one has been able to address my rather uncommon problems vis-a-vis sheer physiology like Jason Ferrante has. After years of contorting my face into the most unattractive, painful poses imaginable--all at the behest of "vocal experts" telling me I needed a bigger mouth--Jason in 10 minutes gave me a posture that fits: fits my face, fits my voice, just fits. Through this posture, I was--again in a very short time--able to correct vowels, make my diction clearer, increase my vocal power while decreasing my physical effort, sing with an ease I haven't felt since leaving school; and all because Jason is able to address details needing adjustments that equal the thinness of a dime. It is my opinion that the mark of a true master lies in the ability to take a finished product and improve it by making only the slightest, most subtle of changes; anyone can simply completely overhaul. That said, I have no doubt that he would be completely capable of building a voice from the ground up, and what a luxury that would be! There is no doubt in my mind that Jason is going to change my singing life forever, and it is with complete and total trust that I place my livelihood in his very capable hands."
Christine Goerke, soprano
"Whether you are a beginner, or a seasoned professional, Mr. Ferrante's extraordinary ears would be of great benefit to you. He has an innate understanding of how the voice functions, and has the vocabulary (and humor) to make vocal technique not only understandable to singers on every level - but also to make it *enjoyable*... (which is no small feat!). I am always grateful to find him on the other end of a computer or phone when I need to bounce an idea (no matter how crazy!) off of a very intelligent friend and colleague. He is an invaluable asset to singers."
Javier Abreu, tenor
"I have worked with Jason, both on stage and as a teacher and I can honestly say this guy is gifted. As a teacher, he is very intuitive, concise and to the point. He has a great ear, and the patience and ease to work through the lesson and accomplish the goals that he sets for his students. Most importantly, he has the training, and the knowledge to help his students advance and better themselves as performers, whatever their aspirations may be."
Corrine Winters, soprano
"I've been working with Jason periodically for 8 years now, and I can firmly say that he has the best set of ears I've encountered in the business. He heard me when I was a lyric mezzo and said "Mark my words: in 5 years you'll be singing Mimi" - and sure enough, five years later almost to the day I was singing a performance of Boheme! He is fully committed to his students, a gifted technician, knows more repertoire than almost anyone I know, and is an extremely accomplished singer in his own right. He teaches technique first and foremost, but he is one of the most business savvy singers out there and can help young singers from that perspective as well. I couldn't endorse him more!"
Jason Collins, tenor
" Without a single hesitation, I would say that the greater Miami area has a luxury at its door step. I have watched Jason Ferrante teach many people and seen them change quickly, healthily, and go on to great things. His gifts go well beyond his talents as a singer, he is one of the most gifted teachers and coaches of this generation available."
Dan Teadt, baritone
"Jason has impeccable skill when it comes to teaching the singing voice. He has an exquisite musical ear and is able to offer workable, intelligent solutions to singers who wish to better understand their voices and improve their singing. As well as being a top-rate vocal technician I know Jason to be a singing artist of high caliber. However what I respect most is his ability to communicate his immense knowledge of technique and musicianship to each student he teaches. I recommend him to anyone wishing to study voice and I do so without reservation."
Aimee Fiuza, soprano
Guillermo Faccioli, tenor
" I just started working with Jason, and I can honestly say he is a true teacher, in every wonderful sense of the word. I feel he has the knowledge, experience and intuitive skills necessary to help the student reach the potentials that each one has. I look forward to continuing my studies with him for a very long time."
"Once I decided to take the brave step to graduate from singing in the shower to allowing other human beings to hear my screeching (sans the sound of falling water and bubbles that usually accompany us shower superstars) I didn't know where to go. I tried a few teachers in the Miami area but always felt like they were just telling me what I wanted to hear in order to keep me as a student, rather than working on my instrument with true conviction and backed by vocal theory. For too long I struggled with wasting my money on lessons that would leave me with nothing to show for them: no noticeable vocal changes and no new understanding of vocal technique.
Finding Jason was a true blessing. His amazing knowledge in everything music/voice related, coupled with his innate teaching ability was just what the Dr ordered! I have only been studying voice for a short period, but the changes are remarkable. I leave his studio after every class in awe at the progress we have made. Don't get me wrong, it's been a lot of work, but in every step of the way, Jason has constantly explained the reason and theory behind every single exercise we have done. Because of this I have gone from a simple listener of classical music to someone who can actually hold semi intelligent conversation about it, and can hold a note too!
It is a true luxury to have Jason teach in our city. I recommend him wholeheartedly!"