Jill Phillips, mezzo-soprano, is an adjunct instructor of voice at Luther
College in Decorah, Iowa, and at Viterbo University in La Crosse,
Wisconsin. Additionally, she teaches remote voice lessons for the
Wyoming Fine Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Jill received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in voice from the
University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music. In addition to
her studies, she performed as an alto soloist with the Bach Ensemble
of St. Thomas in Terrace Park, OH. In the fall of 2017, Jill sang the alto
solos in J.S. Bach's Mass in B minor at Cincinnati's Christ Church Cathedral.
Jill performed as the alto soloist in the Peoria Bach Festival in 2017. In addition, she was the alto soloist in the Verdi Requiem with Bradley University in Peoria, IL, in the fall of 2016. During the summer of 2015, she was a Young Artist at Opera Saratoga, where she covered the roles of Dido in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Cenerentola in La cenerentola.
She earned her Master of Music degree in voice from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. While at CCM, Jill sang the roles of Marcellina in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, the Old Prioress in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites, and Baba the Turk in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress. In addition, she participated in the Opera Fusion: New Works project with CCM and Cincinnati Opera.
Jill has been an Apprentice Artist with Des Moines Metro Opera and made her mainstage debut at DMMO in 2013 as the Zweite Mägd in the company's production of Elektra. She has sung with Kentucky Opera, NANOWorks Opera, Cincinnati Chamber Opera, and Dayton Opera. In addition, Jill has been a Studio Artist with Wolf Trap Opera.
She has sung scenes from such operas as Anna Bolena, Cendrillon, La cenerentola, The Crucible, Dead Man Walking, Don Carlo, Giulio Cesare, L'italiana in Algeri, Peter Grimes, and Vanessa.
Jill earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. While at Luther College, she performed in the opera scenes program and the spring opera productions.