Jason Vest is a lyric tenor who has sung throughout the United States and in much of Europe. He has sung roles in the operas of Mozart, Menotti, Rossini, Verdi, and Strauss, as well as numerous oratorio, musical theatre, and recital appearances. Jason was the soloist for the European premiere of Bradley Ellingboe’s Star Song, and the role of Jesus was written for him in rising opera composer Douglas Pew’s new work, The Good Shepherd. Jason is a member of Cincinnati’s Vocal Arts Ensemble and has also sung with Polyphony Voices of New Mexico. He has been a featured soloist with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Stara Zagora Opera in Bulgaria, Amarillo Opera, and the Mexico Liederfest in Monterrey, Mexico. Most recently, he recorded an album of Richard Hundley’s songs, which will soon be released through Roven Records.
Jason is an Assistant Professor of Voice and the Music Program Head at Northern Kentucky University. He completed his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at the University of Kentucky after earning a Bachelor of Music from Butler University and a Master of Music from Brigham Young University. Jason writes regularly for Classical Singer magazine, where he enjoys interviewing the leading directors, singers, and conductors in the classical music industry and sharing their insights with young singers. He lives in Cincinnati with his wife and four children.