Jeffrey Brich, tenor, has distinguished himself in a broad spectrum of literature, performing with versatility and ease in orchestral, opera and recital venues. His strong creative service to the University of Northern Iowa School of Music is marked by memorable performances with the UNI Lyric Theater, the Faculty Chamber Music Series, Iowa Composer’s Forum, and the Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival. Professionally, he has performed roughly twenty roles in opera and oratorio, including frequent performances of Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Mozart’s Requiem, singing with orchestras in Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Peoria and Cedar Rapids. Some of his latest endeavors include soloing in the Peoria Bach Festival, the Cedar Rapids Opera production of Strauss’ Salome, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Mendocino Music Festival, and a concert version of the first act of Wagner’s Die Walkure. As a tenor in residence, Jeffrey has performed with David Aiken Production’s national tour of Amahl and the Night Visitors, and later with the Indianapolis Opera Touring Ensemble. In March 2010 he appeared as soloist in the Bethany College Messiah Festival in Lindsborg, KS, and in November in Mozart’s Requiem at Bradley University in Peoria.
Jeffrey is currently an instructor of voice at the University of Northern Iowa. He holds degrees from the University of Iowa (B.M.) and the University of Northern Iowa (M.M.) and has earned several competitive honors. He resides in Cedar Falls, Iowa with his wife and two children, where he also maintains a thriving private voice studio.