Head of Vocal Studies
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Faculty of Music
King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
Tel: +44 (0)20 8305 4444
Jennifer Hamilton comes from the north of Scotland and trained as a singer at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester where she subsequently returned as a Senior Lecturer in the Vocal and Opera Department.
Before returning to the UK to take up her current post of Head of Vocal Studies at Trinity Laban in 2017, she had been acting Head of Vocal, Opera and Drama Department at the TU Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama, having previously been a full-time member of the vocal teaching staff. During her time in Dublin, she was also Programme Leader for both the BMus and BA in Drama programmes.
She has also been a member of staff at the Royal College of Music London, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Manchester University.
As a performer and director, she has enjoyed the privilege of working with several 20th Century composers including Gian-Carlo Menotti and Hans Werner Henze, and has also directed works, in consultation with the composers, by James MacMillan and Mark-Anthony Turnage.
She is also Artistic Director and Trustee for the Yorke Trust Opera Courses in Norfolk, UK for whom she has directed annual productions of Baroque opera over the last twenty five years.
For Trinity Laban, she has directed many opera scenes as well as full productions of Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, Thea Musgrave’s A Christmas Carol and Ana Sokolovic’s Svadba. Jennifer’s most recent production for Trinity Laban was Strozzi! – a theatrical piece she devised about the eventful life of composer Barbara Strozzi, incorporating Strozzi’s music with a script written by JH.