Office: FA 119
B.M.E., Arkansas State University
M.M., University of North Texas
About Mr. Jeremy Blackwood
Mr. Jeremy Blackwood is an Instructor of Voice, Diction and Vocal Pedagogy at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. In addition to studio and classroom teaching, he is the director of University Singers.
Prior to his appointment as Instructor at Southeastern, Mr. Blackwood served as an adjunct voice instructor at Southeastern. Before coming to SE, Blackwood served as a Teaching Fellow for the College of Music at the University of North Texas for four years. While at the UNT, Jeremy completed his Master’s Degree in Voice Performance with a related field in Opera Theatre under Cody Garner and Paula Homer. He is now in the process of working on the DMA in Voice Performance with a related field in Vocal Pedagogy under Regents Professor Dr. Linda DiFiore and Dr. Stephen F. Austin.
Mr. Blackwood is an active recitalist and performer having most recently performed the role of Sarastro in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte in the Amalfi Coast Music Festival in Vietri sul Mare, Italy. Other roles have included St. Peter in Too Many Sopranos, the title role in Don Pasquale, Antonio in The Marriage of Figaro, Mr. Lindquist in A Little Night Music, Bonze in Madame Butterfly, Pandolfe in Cendrillion, Superintendent Budd in Albert Herring and Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte. His role in Cosi fan tutte also landed him an opportunity to perform the role of Don Alfonso in Castelfranco Vento, Italy with the collaboration students from UNT and the Stefano Conservatorio. Mr. Blackwood has had the opportunity to work under the baton of Maestro Joseph Walsh with Virginia Opera and Maestro Graeme Jenkins with Dallas Opera. He has collaborated with vocal coaches Rogelio Riojas-Nolasco, Elvia Puccinelli, Harold Heiberg, and Stephen Dubberly. While at Southeastern, Mr. Blackwood has been a featured soloist in Handel’s Messiah, Vaughn Williams’ Hodie and the Graun Magnificat with the Southeastern Oklahoma State University Symphonic Choir.
In addition to the active performing and studio teaching, Mr. Blackwood is in demand as an adjudicator on the state and regional level. Professional memberships include Pi Kappa Lambda and the National Association of Teachers of Singing, as well as the American Choral Director’s Association and Oklahoma Music Educator’s Association.