Focused, yet diversified in her musical interests, Jenna Bates is a seasoned vocalist whose resolve and ambition are as unshakable as her powerful voice. Based in Los Angeles, Bates is a concert singer whose electrifying vocal performances breathe life into the works of the great masters of classical music and opera.
From her earliest years, Jenna has staunchly pursued vocal excellence, giving performances at such venues as Walt Disney Concert Hall and Carnegie Hall and touring Germany and Austria with various groups. Since her arrival at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, Jenna has been a prominent feature of the USC Chamber Opera and numerous USC Opera productions, singing under the instruction of Maestros James Conlon and Brent McMunn. Jenna has shone brilliantly in a solo performance context as well, having won top prizes in a number of high-profile vocal performance competitions, including the National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition.
However, Bates’ sound has not remained confined to classical and operatic contexts. Over time, she has made forays into the worlds of musical theatre and folk, indie, and jazz style music. Jenna’s sought-after versatility makes her a unique player in the Los Angeles music scene, having honed her voice through her classical training for whatever her future holds.