Jazimina MacNeil, mezzo soprano, received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music and Master of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music. Called “clearly a singer to watch” by the New York Times, her recent performances include concerts with the Apple Hill string quartet, a solo recital with the Sideman Projekt in Berlin, a Verdi Requiem with the Brattleboro Concert Choir, a Mozart Requiem with the Albany Symphony, and the Winners Recital of the Liederkranz Competition in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall. Since moving to New Hampshire, she has become active with a number of Monadnock area musical organizations and will be performing with the Boston Lyric Opera in April 2019. Jazimina's enthusiastic, joyful teaching style is influenced by her study of the Alexander Technique and yoga, with a focus on freeing the body and breath to free the voice. She is endlessly thrilled by the process of discovery, and no matter what kind of day her students are having, she wants them to leave their lesson feeling lighter, more energized, and inspired by their own capabilities.