Head of Vocal Studies
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
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 DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama in Dublin, 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 years.
For Trinity Laban, she has directed many opera scenes as well as full productions of Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors and Thea Musgrave’s A Christmas Carol. She is one of the directors for the Vocal Department’s forthcoming opera project Rosina’s Lovers celebrating the work of Beaumarchais – which will be presented at King Charles Court this summer.