Andrea H. Jaber


Andrea H. Jaber received the first Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Voice granted by Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, in May, 2002. A native of Arkansas, Dr. Jaber completed her Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music Education degrees at Arkansas State University.  She studied at Indiana University and received a Diploma from the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


A mezzo-soprano, Andrea has performed with the Houston Symphony, the Houston Masterworks Chorus, the Beaumont Symphony, the Shepherd School Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, the Philadelphia Singers, and the Philadelphia Pops Orchestra.  She has performed many operatic roles, including the Mother in Menotti's The Consul, Dorabella in Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, Cornelia in Handel's Giulio Cesare, and Suzuki in Puccini's Madama Butterfly. She has also performed the roles of Marion in The Music Man, Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, and Princess Puffer in Drood. She was a featured soloist in the 2010 Breckenridge Music Festival.


Dr. Jaber has served on the faculties of Rice University and the University of Houston, and has been the Assistant Chair of Fine Arts in Music at Houston Community College Southwest since 2003. For three years she was the Director of the Harmonic Singers Chorus, a Chinese performing ensemble.



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