Recognized as one of the most sought-after American voice teachers active today, Jason Ferrante has been teaching singing and performing internationally for two decades.
His students appear on the greatest operatic and concert stages of the world including the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and Glyndebourne. They have been winners and participants in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, The George London Awards and most of the major singing competitions in the USA. He is regularly sought-out by professional singers for technical advice and by schools, opera companies and training programs for masterclasses and clinics.
In 2021, Ferrante served as voice teacher and Director of the Studio for Wolf Trap Opera where he continues as voice teacher in 2023 and on the voice faculties of the training programs at Minnesota Opera, Portland Opera, Banff, Pensacola Opera, Nashville Opera, Jennifer Rowley's Aria Bootcamp and Brevard Music Center .
In previous seasons, he taught for Arizona Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Virginia Opera, Detroit Opera, Kentucky Opera and Opera Omaha. He has given masterclasses for schools and opera companies around the USA and was a member of the voice faculty of the UBC Summer Voice Workshop. In the 2016-2017 school year, Ferrante was a one-year visiting professor of voice at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. He is currently entering his seventh year leading the classical voice division as a national panelist for YoungArts and is a judge for the Metropolitan Opera Eric and Dominique Laffont Competition, the Schmidt Vocal Competition, and the National Opera Association Production Competition.
Ferrante holds both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School where his primary studies were with Beverley Peck Johnson and Cynthia Hoffmann. His additional voice studies were with Rita Shane, Phyllis Curtin and Richard Leech. While at Juilliard, Ferrante was nurtured by many of the finest language coaches in the singing world including Nico Castel, Thomas Grubb, Corradina Caporello, Richard Cross, and Kathryn LaBouff. His primary acting studies were with Edward Berkeley and Frank Corsaro. His further studies were at Wolf Trap, Tanglewood and Aspen as well as the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan and the University of Miami School of Music in Salzburg.
Live voice lessons are normally in South Florida,New York City, Chicago as well as in the cities where he is engaged at any given time. In 2023, Ferrante will be in residence in Portland, OR for all of October. Online lessons are also available via Skype, Zoom or a comparable program.