Jennifer Whitehead

Associate Professor of Music


  • B.M., Bob Jones University
  • M.M., D.M.A., The Ohio State University 


Jennifer Whitehead, soprano, is a Columbus native and recently graduated from The Ohio State University with a Doctorate of Musical Arts in voice and singing health. She frequently appears in both staged and concert works in central Ohio, where recent roles with Opera / Columbus include Kate Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly, Guinevere in Camelot, Papagena in The Magic Flute, and Yum-Yum in The Mikado.

Whitehead has been extensively involved with the Opera / Columbus education and outreach programs, through which she performed roles in the world premieres of the children’s operas Barefoot and Somebody’s Children, as well as Little Red Riding Hood in Little Red’s Most Unusual Day.

As concert soloist, she has performed with the Columbus Bach Ensemble, the Columbus Symphony, the Westerville Civic Symphony, and the orchestras and choirs at Ohio State, Kenyon College, Otterbein University, and Denison University. She served on the voice faculty of Otterbein University for 20 years, where she taught voice and was a frequent lecturer on vocal health-related topics. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Voice
  • Opera
  • Diction
  • Vocal Health

Department Contact Info


Sanborn Hall 105
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3703