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JennyRebecca Winans has performed internationally, receiving favorable reviews from the New York Times and Opera News Magazine. She was a Teaching Artist for the Metropolitan Opera, Co-Founder of the City Youth Opera Theater of New York, Vocal Instructor for the Lyric Opera of Kansas City's High School Honors Artists Program, and currently teaches voice at Simpson University. She received her Master of Music degree and Professional Artist Diploma from the Manhattan School of Music and although most of her professional experience is within the opera world, she loves singing in many genres. She has written the music and lyrics to over 600 songs, as well as the music/lyrics for three musicals, and her own album of original songs, 'Brilliant After All' will be released on itunes this September. Upcoming engagements as a soprano soloist include the Shasta Symphony's pops concert on the 26th of August and the North State Symphony's New Year's Eve Gala in Redding, California.