JoAnneMead is known as a vocal instructor, soprano soloist, musical director and adjudicator. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education (Vocal and Instrumental) and Elementary Education with extensive post graduate vocal studies with teachers from Boston University and Keene State College.
JoAnne frequently performs as a soloist in opera, oratorio, concert and recital. She is passionate about teaching singers of all levels to use the voice correctly and to build confidence in themselves as versatile performers. She is an active member of National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), and serves as a vocal coach for area school districts and MoCo Arts.
"JoAnne (JOJO) has been my vocal coach for five years. As a teacher, she is warm and hilarious.
She knows exactly how to get someone to open up and share something private in order to technically and emotionally achieve success with a musical piece. She has given me the training and the confidence to sing and speak in front of an audience, and she has become one of my greatest mentors in life."
"Working with JoAnne is a delight! She has a keen sense of how to live inside a scene and a knack for comedy. She does all this while singing beautifully!
—Ben Robinson: Tenor/Artistic Director, Raylynmor Opera Company